Fade

Fade in you
lost actress in
Los Angeles,
reaching for stardom and
recognition while
adjusting your apron and
delivering their meals
with a false smile.

Don't fade away you
heart-breaking,
movie-making,
award-winning,
goddess of film in
designer clothing—
coming home to
nothing.

Fade out you
unwanted,
aged talent.
Fog the mirrors of
your Ferrari and
ignore your prime in
the rear view
haunting you,
because your firstborn is crying—
time for nursing.