Jim and Sarah,
Belated thanks for your comments. Sorry, I got sucked into a poem-a-day challenge on another forum.
I like the idea of anime. I'm not sure about "an anime" which sounds like it would be a full-length film/epidsode, so I've gone for "anime clips". Obviously (or at least, in my head) that begs the question of where he got the anime clips from. Is she an anime star -- and how does that sit with her obscurity? Ha, but maybe I'm overthinking the backstory!
Does it work better as prose poem? I don't know. I played around with it, but I think maybe it becomes a bit too dense without the spacing. The more I've experimented with prose poems, the more I think there's more to writing one the just removing the line-breaks from a lineated poem.
Thanks for coming back. I'll think about adding a # or two more. The problem is, since this is direct speech, I can't imagine the N saying for example " the tabloids slate me
as a hashtag bottom-feeder", but maybe that's just because I'm out of touch and I personally wouldn't say it. The only place whether there's 'hashtag' is where I'm describing an actual hashtag the N uses. I think you're write though, there's not much more tweaking to be done.