The Late Elvis Presley

Elvis shows up all the time now lately;
shows up like clockwork, a workman,
sweaty and furrowed, running hard, running
a little late for the boys in the horn section, missing
his cue: It’s The Wonder, The Wonder Of You;
late, but without a worry, all smile,
all glitter and strutting and gold silk
scarf, all peck and no hunt, sure, certain,
posturing, even after all these years,
even after all those rumors of his death;
shows up again, almost all the time on time.

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