remember

when you’re recognized over twice a day by
strangers, you’re in trouble–
if you believe it means anything
except misguided mass
judgment.
if you’re famous it is usually for the wrong
reasons and
if they knew what you really felt and thought
they’d ignore you
entirely
but you’re not going to be that
lucky.
besides, where were they when you were
starving and mad in all those small
rooms, behind in the rent, watching the roaches
climb the walls,
where were they
then?
remember where you came from and from
where you might
return.