120117 the mouths of clowns

17 Jan

horses undulate and
orbit pulsing lights and sounds.
only the painter sees the paint.

faded echoes of my heart
beat recall the clown’s
mouth swaggerers

and only the poet
the floss of singing songs on a stick
the ecstasy of romance doused in
embarrassed chuckling

while the oscillating clown
mouth selects a loved
unwanted prize

revellers, eventually,
(here, my love, is the lasting laugh)
find nothing else is left at all.

1 Comment

Posted by on 17 January, 2012 in Uncategorized


One response to “120117 the mouths of clowns

  1. Thomas Davis

    20 January, 2012 at 9:19 am

    A beautiful poem, well written with stark images. Thank you. Ethel Mortenson Davis


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