circus (20160531)

three rings in a circus
with no one cracking the whip
three rings on three fingers
but who is steering this ship

the lion-tamer’s lost his head
he misjudged the lion’s maw
the clown should have stayed in his tiny car
he’s trapped beneath a weighty paw

i leave my seat and shuffle away
dragging my shoes through sawdust
these performances ended years ago
leaving nothing but haunted rust

——

for
The Daily Post
Daily Prompt: Circus

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