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The Celestial Circus: A Poem

Jennifer Wilber works as an ESL instructor, substitute teacher, and freelance writer. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing and English.

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“The greatest show on Earth,”

And it isn’t even that good,

Yet we keep performing

Dancing in circles

Around

And around

And around

Until it’s over

And the curtain drops

And it’s time to take our bow

And go home

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And we hope,

If we’re lucky,

That we’ll be recast for another performance.

Another role;

Another night

Over

And over

And over

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The role may be similar

Or completely different from the last

But we don’t care

As long as we’re invited back

But it’s still the same tired old shit show

Again

And again

And again,

Night

After night

After night,

And yet,

We keep coming back

Because it is still better than the alternative.

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© 2019 Jennifer Wilber

Comments

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on February 01, 2019:

Yep, your poem tells it like it is. Good job.