Circus

Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

In those three rings,
Are many things
To watch with widened eyes.

On that high wire,
They dare aspire,
To wring from us our cries.

With those ten clowns,
The audience drowns
In laughter and surprise.

At its mad roar,
Our fears do soar—
This tamer is unwise!

From first to last,
Our breath has passed,
In shaky compromise.

Note to Josie: Your first circus—the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Dragons!  You loved it.

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6 thoughts on “Circus

  1. Beautiful! Reminds me of my trips to the circus when I was a child.
    Hope I can go with Josie one day.

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