Not one to try to rearrange the keys to my own liking

Milady,
dost thou think me a donner
of old hats?
A spinner of ancient tales?
I am not as anachronistic
as all that;
I am a modern man,
with modern tastes:
I like my days filled
with paranoia,
delusions of grandeur,
like any other man
or megalomaniac of
today’s world.
The TV has taught me,
just as well as it has taught
others,
that if I believe strongly enough
that I am the center of the universe
then cameras will follow;
I have learned much about new
ways of living
with existentialism
or the side effects
of psychiatric medication.

And what I don’t know,
you can teach me —
I am not so old a dog yet
that I can’t a few new tricks learn,
or, for that matter,
turn.

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About allisunknown

26 year-old student, tutor, and writer. Write for http://www.spectrumculture.com. Also nascent pedestrian advocate. Twitter handles: twitter.com/joeclinkenbeard twitter.com/PedInPDX
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