“Tales of the 10th Commandment” by Alexis Rhone Fancher

At 17 she
jumped on the
back of a
smiled for the
journalist &
flash! sheʼs on the
cover of Newsweek.

So jealous.

Parlayed that into a
role on a hit
sitcom about a
mid-west radio station,
where she
met the sexy
TV star
who divorced his wife/left his
for her.
Talk about a run of luck!

Fast-forward to 2007,
when he left her for that
singer & the cops found her
crazy-naked in the

So not jealous.

Photo & Poem by

– Alexis Rhone Fancher

© 2011


  1. lkthayer · January 4, 2011

    Nice fodder, great grist! Fabulous, haven’t we all felt that way about someone, I think so…bravo Alexis, brilliant!

  2. Lordy · January 4, 2011

    F/FW 2011……..He came home to an empty house she left him for the drummer….He never did ride that bike after his stroke. Fed by a tube he hardly smiled at Easy Rider on the tv… She plays cards drinking gin peeing in her chair….. The bike is on ebay today and the next ride is not that far away!!!

    Love the way you capture life in the fast lane Alexis

  3. Marcus · January 4, 2011

    Good one Alexis! all this fantasy meeting reality then meeting something like — dare I say it — karma!!!!!

    You put the new year in perspective, in a paradox.

    I don’t like luck except on the freeways.

    Muse us again, soon!!!


  4. Roz Levine · January 4, 2011

    You sure know how to swing those words over the mountains, over the seas, over the desert, over the whole damn world.
    What a woman!!!!!
    Love you,

  5. Ken Levine · January 4, 2011

    As a fellow student at Taft I had a crush on Jan Smithers. But no need to be envious. I had a crush on you too.

    Very cool poem.

  6. Ginny Levy · January 4, 2011

    But, wait! Didn’t they make a movie of her so-called life?!

    Better we should covet that which feeds our highest spirit than our basest desires….then again, basest desires fulfilled sometimes engender the highest spirits! 🙂

    Bravo, Alexis, for a sparkling New Year’s work…..

  7. karen bartelt · January 4, 2011

    We can all relate. That’s what makes a great poem.
    Thanks for taking us along.

  8. Linda Bishop · January 4, 2011

    Was just watching CNN reporting on Lindsay Lohan, so this REALLY resonated.

  9. Vicki Batkin · January 5, 2011

    oh, i loved this ride and the poem. thx for another keeper. ox vic

  10. diane · January 6, 2011

    great story! so real.
    life has it’s ups and downs if you live.

  11. Victoria · January 6, 2011

    so much life/story in such a short poem though the intent is uncomfortable….

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