English, Poetry

Elvis is Alive!

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.


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