fame’s fall

the girl swims elegantly,

a pure pleasure to watch.

graceful,strong stokes,

she looks like a mermaid,

swims like a fish.

the papers scream her name,

they fight tooth and nail just for a photo of her.




who wouldn’t want to be her?

the crowd’s cheers are the most beautiful sound in the world to her,

as she gracefully wins the race.

the next week,

it’s all over the papers,

“the human fish” had been arrested,

for drugs,


and 1st degree murder.

fame is worth nothing if there’s no person underneath.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Devorah
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 23:03:28

    Is this based on something true?

    Your last line is a really good one.


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