Technicians ignore the maternal marks on his back.
1969. As a youth, he projects,
keen to banish memories of childhood roles.
1973. As a frock-coated idol, he is loved by lenses.
Doors to studios and boudoirs swing open.
1975. In the sun’s full glare, he is linked with many,
though truly known by few.
1989. Divorces and addictions bite.
Taking character parts, he hunts for a hit.
1999. All but forgotten, alone on small stages,
he sits, divulging dissipations to faithful fans.
2019. Unpredicted, he reconnects, basking in one last spotlight.