At the Circus


“Clowns are the pegs on which the circus is hung.” ~ P.T. Barnum

If life is a circus what’s now clear to me

Is that I am the clown, to an audience of three

I juggle, wire walk… precariously

I recall long lost days when life was carefree

From the teacher of trigonometry 

Missed assignments add up to three

Same child- I must schedule an EKG 

Only through an in network facility

Child 2-ignores her doctor of podiatry

Calls to confirm tomorrow-her surgery

Child 1, tests me incessantly

I stay calm, school beckons… hopefully

A stop: “I’ll take twenty”

Crickets to keep the lizard happy

Off to work for all that is monetary

I’ve become that clown who is mean and scary

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May 31, 2016, One Word Daily Post: Circus~ <a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/circus/”>Circus</a&gt;

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