~After Jen Levitt
In this episode, a celebrity comes to perform.
She’s on mickeys, definitely
suicidal but has a perfectly sculpted body.
I’m not sure whether to pity, envy or be her.
I know that body is a non-starter. I’d need
breast implants, Botox & bleached hair.
In the rerun of this episode, I’m the host.
I’ve invited the celebrity to sit on the couch
to chat about all the serious stuff like sex
& drugs & her crap childhood
& girl you gotta spill on those men.
Thank god for a commercial break.
& when we return, someone’s wheeled a bed
onstage & Martha Stewart is demonstrating
hospital corners. So Marilyn & I tuck
ourselves into the perfectly made bed
then kill the klieg lights.
Heidi Seaborn is author of 2020 PANK Book Award winner An Insomniac’s Slumber Party with Marilyn Monroe, the acclaimed debut Give a Girl Chaos and Comstock Chapbook 2020 prize winning Bite Marks. Recent work in American Poetry Journal, Beloit, Copper Nickel, Cortland Review, Missouri Review and The Slowdown. Heidi is Executive Editor of The Adroit Journal. T: @heidiseaborn1 W: heidiseabornpoet.com