when I was ten years old
i had the opportunity to be on TV.
a speciality- my fifteen minutes of fame.
even as I had no idea who andy warhol was,
my appearance was paramount. I chose an un- folded
flannel shirt and my aerosmith belt buckle- to be seen
as if I belonged in the frame,
and not just another image for the television’s buzz.
his acceptance was astonishing. he would be told
there was only research and no cure. this path
would be the risk of treatment- the same
moment countless others faced had became ours.
while painting the house during the summer before,
he said he would not be sold
on the science of folklore.
the telethon is being broadcast on the radio today-
they are raising money