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"Little Man, What Now?" by Morrissey

An afternoon nostalgia
television show
you spoke in silhouette
(but they couldn't name you)

although the panel were
very polite to you
but I remembered you

from Friday nights 1969
ATV - you murdered every line
too old to be a child star
too young to take leads
four seasons passed
and they AXED you

nervously juvenile
(WON'T SMILE!)
What became of you?
did that swift eclipse torture you?

a star at eighteen
and then-suddenly gone
down to a few lines
in the back page of a teenage annual

oh but I remembered you
I looked up to you

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