He was raised

at the periphery

of privilege.

The groundskeeper’s son.

Companion to billionaire children,

with access to luxury

but not ownership.

Tennis court

Olympic pool

Riding stable.

He grew to resent

the fine things he could use

so long as he always

came in second.

Despising especially

the well-manicured lawns

that defined

his father’s servitude.

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