Poet’s Corner: ‘Fame’


By Clark Myers

Because it’s Summer the Polo store
In Freeport is crowded with tourists
sifting through the sale racks and the logo
t-shirts and sweaters, life size cutouts
of Ralph looking on, silver hair and shades.
A busload of golden agers joins in
and the sales team seems overwhelmed,
when the hush and buzz of a star-sighting
murmurs through us all.
An eighty-something couple ask a sales guy
for assistance but he declines
saying  “David Crosby just entered the store!”
“Who?” asks the man?
“He said David Crosby” says his wife
“Well, I’ve never heard of him.”
Says the gentleman as he
moves on to the next display.

Clark Myers is an active member of the poetry community on Martha’s Vineyard. He lives in Vineyard Haven.

Poets with a connection to Martha’s Vineyard are encouraged to submit poems to Laura Roosevelt at ldroosevelt@gmail.com.