Simple Simony


Downtown name, borrowed flame—

Unknown frame, my pet acclaim,

How I have sustained and

Maimed you; I wear you, but,

Shamed, too, I share your strut.


Other me, painted piece

Of my sudden increase,

How I have maintained grand

Illusion; and now I

Must bid you my goodbye.


Rarity, you tailor-

Made excuse, my jailer—

How I have hired hand

And face to make due, oh,

Now I start to outgrow.