Screens II

She thinks about a boy she knew Some thought an ignoramus; He loved her rocky, yes, but true, Before she was so famous For image now is everything, But it’s not really fair: To build your everything from stuff That isn’t really There


He was in love with her when she Was just a starving actress; They rode their love out fitfully On one three-coil mattress He sees her up there, on the screen, And knows he’s been her lover; But screens, he’s learned, are fickle things, And sometimes just A cover