A little more action
He delivers my mail
on a rainy Wednesday afternoon
he leaves notes in old-fashioned cursive
He’s touring Germany
last week he sang
for my mother’s sixtieth birthday
He looks up from across Moe’s in Ottawa
and winks at a stunned stoned face
with his right eye
Elvis is a little-known
recipe for a Peanut Butter Sandwich
with a little more bite — “Simple and Elegant”
Elvis is a 19-year-old labourer from Norwich
he impressed on television
with his androgyny thing
Elvis isn’t dead.
He just went home
to a little less conversation.
First published on 26 Lies.
Image by Natalie Bone.