2078: Mr Harris

I am a year younger than
Yvonne Arnaud’s stage – I
saw Richard Harris play a
role – I was taken to meet
him after it all – him aged
by make-up [& booze] – a
man set by others’ words –
a charmer without scripts
or prompts – neither of us
men would be taking any
understudy to bed [an act
with a less satisfying end]

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