Street Performer

fortunes have been made
from selling lemonade
to childmen who have played
or portrayed themselves as though
their face has worn not frayed, 
showing wear on the edge, the slightest
turns waterfall
consuming thirst and so it plays
like violins to serenade
when whisper’s gone to grave, dirt is dug
thinking smug as smug learns that
the joke’s on he who wears the mask
stays entrapped
like an actor snaps
when the roles are typecast
he’ll always sell that wat’ry sugar
a task taken seriously
’cause no one else has the mastery
of pouring it so well
and gets to bank the shell

-dld 11.11.1o
The Plot Thickens, Thursday:
A mask

One response to “Street Performer

  1. Sandra Grifo Montimurro

    love it!! My sculpture paintings have masks-

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