Elvis still shows up
all the time now lately;
shows up like clockwork,
a workman, sweaty,
running hard, trying
not to miss his cue
from the horn section:
— It’s The Wonder/
The Wonder Of You —
never late, never a worry,
all smiles, all glitter and strut
and a gold silk scarf;
all peck and no hunt;
sure, certain, posturing
even after all these years,
even after all those
rumors of his death.
Elvis shows up again,
all the time on time.

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