My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Friday Music Prompt #50: Send in the Clowns


I don’t like clowns,

They make me scared;

The ones with red noses and untameable hair,

Send them away.

I don’t feel safe.

I don’t approve.

Rowdy, disruptive and always on the move,

Boisterous clowns.

I don’t like clowns.

I prefer the melancholy and beauty

Of dancers

And charmers,

Romantic pierrots with pale faces and tears:

I’ve nothing to fear.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016


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