#17 Lin-Manuel Miranda
Wrote music, and then a play about a hero
Who never saw himself as a hero
But wrote "like he's running out of time."
I wonder if that's how he writes too.
Two too many syllables synchronizing sonic synthesizers seamlessly.
Insiders long to meet him but wouldn't have
ten years ago. Especially
on the street.
I wonder if he knows his history is being written
as he tells others' stories.
I wonder how his family feels. If he is a hero to them
Or too busy running out of time to notice
That time runs out.