244. the happening people.

I made sure
that from now on 
I’m only ever photographed
from my best side
stepping out 
with the beautiful people
all of us, laughing hyenas
there –
on the billboards, in the glossies –
like we’re all media-afflicted with some
kind of 21st century lockjaw.
you know us:
we’re the ones with staples behind our ears
& a gaggle of adopted children.
Oh yes, the stars are out tonight.