Poem: “The Entertainer”


The Entertainer

I saw human suffering
Who danced a funny step,
Loose-limbed, slow and casual,
Angular, adept

An entertainer not a clown,
He had a pleasant smile,
Astonishing to see him so –
I watched him for a while

He danced inside a shopping mall
As shoppers passed him by,
Very thin and very tall,
Not suffering, but why?

Perhaps a trial had ended,
He seemed relaxed and pleased
To be a dancer summoned,
Not cast upon his knees

August 28, 2011


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