My friend is a bit of a clown
telling his subway stories
tales of the grotesque
of wacky weirdness
to all who will listen

I am also a little clownish
for listening and laughing
at stories that are sad and
tragic but ultimately
comical as well

Are we not all clowns?
Some of us insist on being
so serious our dry shadows
trail us to laugh out loud
at our silly pretensions.

Everyone in war or peace
in wealth and poverty.
In health and at our death
for what is more comical
in the end, than the end?

 

 

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