Thursday, January 17, 2013

rob mclennan

King Kong Goes to Stratford

           for William Hawkins

Forget the appeal of Basque temples, foreign women,
the disappointments of Rotterdam, or the score

of Saudi-Arabian tributes; plenaries revealed during
a Carp Fair lost weekend. Success breeds imitation,

and imitation, breeds; copies overwhelm the tabloids, distract
the purity of beasts. Come witness the original! King Kong,

Lord of Stratford. Daily matinee as Lear,

he begins to comprehend his offspring,
and how best to love them.

These numbered categories of age and wisdom, vanity.
They ask: what news of home, good sir?

Your faith will bring you nowhere.


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