When the gods of creativity reminded him
That he was given the gift
And with that came an apartment in NoHo
And a baby black lab puppy
And two cups of designer coffee
From the Republic of Pie
The actor laughed and kept reading
While the playwrights and poets
Filed by looking for the genius
That sat just inside the door of the cafe
Engrossed in Lolita and King John.
The city bustled with artistic color and colour
While the boy pondered the possibilities of a life in
Theater unaware that the gods had already
Figured it out and were buying tickets
In advance for opening night.