Tuesday, July 31, 2007

This High Circus Life Has

this high circus life has
its irrefutable laws

but clowns are sustained by
clowns less wounded in a
painting by Roualt
how it should ever be-

alas but I am here
where clowns roll off
the edge of the sky

and I begin to cry

since all their sawdust ways I
can not defend

or bind, protected in
my book of consolations

mary angela douglas 12 august 2001/31 may 2005