Fame

I wanted to do the work of becoming a famous author

Famous for a book she is yet to write, not the one

She is ashamed to have written and wants never to read again not any part of it

Aloud ever or even to acknowledge it except in the abstract

“My book”

For the shame of it

Most of all its joys

Barefaced in their making

Extraordinary until witnessed

Becomes a hum…

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