The Curse of Fame


Natalie Shau

Is a broken heart

The prerequisite of genius?

Or does genius instigate defect?

Is fame based on merit or tragedy?

Do we choose the souls

Most tortured so we’ve nothing

Whatsoever to live up to?


To a writer popularity

Feels suspiciously much

Like mediocrity

To be truly unique

One expects

To meet resistance

To be a celebrity means

That quality is optional

I would think it scarifying

For your best and worst work

To be held in the same esteem


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