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Sport 37: Winter 2009

The Acolyte

The Acolyte

on the day of his apotheosis
Elvis will come to Hawera
in a sky blue 72 Cadillac

and raise up his faithful servant
K.D. Wasley by the hand
mumbling Good goin ol buddy

in that voice that tells you
it's all right
and while a chorus of Florida beach girls

wiggles along to Return to Sender
the two of them
sideburned and slightly paunchy

but it's all right
will soar above the water tower and Mt Taranaki
into the blue sky of rock n roll legend

where there is only one King
who clicks into place on his throne
like a fridge door magnet