Night Cloud

~Night Cloud~


I saw a clown,

and the moon was his belly.


He wore a wide smile,

but his stride was so long

his belly couldn't keep up,

so it was left behind.


His head whisped and stretched

east east east

as his feet stepped west,


and now that he's gone

and spread himself so thin

the sky is an empty big-top

waiting for gray, puffy, elephants

to take it down and away.


D. B. Tompsett


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