We’d like to be famous enough to have
    some money and a lot of love,
obscure enough to keep private and free
    from the role-model’s straitjacket.

Long we wait for an oasis between
    loneliness and glass walls,
the only fear being our discovering
    that these prisons overlap.

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Formerly titled “Near and Far.”