In 1978 Anthony Scibelli shot a roman-photo based on my detective poem featuring Klaus Nomi, Cookie Mueller, Clover Nolan, Andy Reese and several other friends from the downtown scene.

MoMA celebrated Club 57 in 2017.

When I arrived at the opening, a friend said, “You’re famous.”

Tony’s photos were featured at the front entrance. No one had asked my permission and this trespass on my anonymity anger me into a sullen silence throughout the opening.

In February I gave a reading about those times. Eric Marciano edited THE RULES OF KLAUS photos with my text spoken by Willem Dafoe.

Only my niece Courtney attended the event from my family. Friends from the 169 Bar, a few old comrades, and Charlotta ‘Old Yeller’ Janssen sat through the show. No one asked for an autograph and there was no post-mortem drinks soiree at MoMA, then again a Man called Nobody expected nothing.

Thankfully I remained and remain ever famous for never.

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