Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What to Pin to Your Lapel

Ann Miller, Jimmy Cagney, Judy Garland –
and an aging contract player no one
seems to know (mustachioed) – decided

to burst forth today for you: to blossom
in a petaled retinue out of the filmic mist
to offer golden era blessings and a pep-talk,

too: put on a show! Arbitrary mix of movie
creatures, yes, but nonetheless with purpose:
exhorting you to surface from the shadows

and exert your quirky version of charisma
on the Universe’s soundstage. Fresh page!
Write a script – and play the leading

parts with all your many hearts. (Give
the contract player stuff to do as well.)
Pin their good-luck Hollywood to your lapel.


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