Who Let the Clown In?

Very tempting from this word
That today’s bartender selected
To make this cogent argument:
Clowns should never be elected.

Not to make snap judgments
On how the clown is made
But some are clearly most unfit
To march in the parade.

Their giant shoes will trip them up,
And greasy lips will utter lies.
The verbiage they daily tweet
Attracts mostly bottle flies.

Clowns, you see, can be the ones
You laugh at in the Ring
Or they can be the kind that lives
In the mind of Stephen King.


©Martha Hurwitz, 8/19/20
dVerse Poetics–Clowning Around

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