Circus Clouds

~Circus Clouds~


There was a clown,

and the sun 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 too thin,

the sky is an empty big-top

being dragged away

by puffy, gray, elephants.


D. B. Tompsett

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This reminds me of some of

This reminds me of some of Wallace Stevens' sun and cloud poems.