“Circus Maestro” – “Closing down the Circus” painting and poem by Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, USA

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Link: http://www.carolynmarykleefeld.com/

CLOSING DOWN THE CIRCUS

 

I close down tonight’s circus.

It is not a success.

The players are weary

and the animals have run  away.

The hero has become the antagonist;

the heroine, a clown.

Storms have torn the tent

and the roof leeks.

 

It is time for the circus to move on.

I have no idea where it will go.

I just know it’s over for now.

 

I turn my back

on the broken violin,

the fallen trapeze,

the humiliation.

 

And gazing up at an overcast sky,

I remember to disengage

from the phenonema.

 Carolyn Mary Kleefeld

2011

 

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