the three ring circus hides under the tent

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sketches by Walter Koessler

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the three ring circus hides under the tent

Foraging picks through the center island
Awkward keeps his eyes down
Put-it-off drops wrappers everywhere

Obsessive wipes the counters to dazzling
Martyr-complex kneels ’til callouses form
the dull light of Guilt never dims

Entertainer pirouettes round the ring
She’s a Performance artist in the buff
electric Pantomime

April  3, 2017
Quicksilver
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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jeannepoland
    Apr 03, 2017 @ 10:46:31

    I am fortunate to have prompts each day in April from a marvelous poet and mentor, Jan Hutchinson. Here is her poem for today’s theme:

    Expectation has the hiccups

    Careless wears mismatching socks
    and spills coffee all down his front
    Grief shovels snow all day
    and still the world is white
    Loneliness is a cat
    with yellow eyes
    watching from night’s windowsill
    Madness tirelessly hurls himself
    against the bastions of sanity
    Wonder is a geyser spouting
    up through the heart’s floor
    out through the roof
    to pump the sky with wings
    jch 1/24/2017

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  2. Catherine Johnson
    Apr 03, 2017 @ 12:35:05

    Fantastic!

    Reply

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