the three ring circus hides under the tent


sketches by Walter Koessler


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
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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


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



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