For Better or Worse


I didn’t remember his name

No, that’s not true

 

Mark Linn-Baker

 

What a funny, unforgettable name

I didn’t care to remember it I suppose

He didn’t matter to me

Really this Mark Linn-Baker was just there

Anchored in my brain

Alongside Dana Plato, Lisa Whelchel, Ken Kercheval, Roxie
Roker

 

And the rest of the litany of not quite stars

That worked so hard to barely imprint themselves

On my consciousness

The lot of them barely identifiable as individual entities

Except as who they pretended to be

And like me that’s the only important reality

The masks we wear for better or worse

 

 

© Gayle
Force Press 2006

 

 

 

 

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