Poems of the Week

Celebrities’ Houses

by Julia Griffin

Tom Hanks asked me into his kitchen,
Now Ellen and Portia have too;
Madonna’s rose bathtub’s bewitchin’,
I’m thrilled with Reese Witherspoon’s view.

The stars of the Met have been gracious:
I like hanging out with Renée;
The Kimmel kid’s playroom looks spacious.
(I’m hoping they’ll ask me to stay.)

The Dixie Chicks host me in Dallas;
At Oprah’s I’ve got a routine;
But Christmas I’ll keep for the Palace—
My post-dinner drink with the Queen.