Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Poem about Eddie by Elizabeth Estella ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–


Thanks to Elizabeth Estella for sharing her photo and poem on Instagram.

The Last Thing You Want
for Eddie Redmayne

The last thing you want is Eddie Redmayne
seeing you at your very worst in your own home
though this will in fact happen. Your father

will have a heart attack weeks before,
your mother will somehow be annoyed
by all of it, so you don't even tell them

Eddie Redmayne is here! Just outside the door!
He could certainly have said,
you better not bring that cat out here,

but from the plaster landing
the actor and your child speak
of dander, gently he tells her the way

his aunt's makes him sneeze
and everyone understands
politeness. The people you least expect 

to be lovely to your daughter
at a time you fear the impossibility
of kindness, will be movie stars.

You brush your teeth, and head back
to the mustard chair that isn’t part
of the mustard set, but is I guess

really more golden
than anything, apart
from Redmayne himself.

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