Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Not Anastasia




Agnes Stumpf, of 326 Lexington Pkwy,

Turns out not to be

The Grand Duchess Anastasia

After all.


She can almost feel

The hand of the Divine

Withdraw

Like a sponsor from some

Tanking tv show.


And yet,

(she thinks)

I could still be

Elvis's love child;

I could still hit

The megamillions lottery jackpot payday.


Thus buoyed,

Hope rises again

Like millions of tiny scrubbing bubbles

Within the unfortunately not royal heart

Of Agnes Stumpf.

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1 comment:

flipside records said...

The last stanza is my favorite.

If we could only make the world believe we were someone special, then we might believe it ourselves.

"Like millions of tiny scrubbing bubbles Within the unfortunately not royal heart"