What reigns here is not a king
but confusion so great half
the people think they really have
a king, making him Half King,
the name of a bar in Chelsea
owned by a friend of a friend
whom I hope someday to lend
advice at his place by the sea,
which was falling to pieces
when he bought it from someone
as famous as he has become,
though not on the level of Jesus,
who watches over us all,
waits and waits for us to call.
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