#18 Circus Acts

I never liked the lions or the trainer cracking his whip

Maybe it was because they were too scary

I think it’s because I sensed the violence.

I never liked the elephants riding the ladies around in their feathers

Maybe it was because they were too big

I think it’s because I sensed their sadness.

I never liked the clowns with giant shoes and honking their horns

Maybe it’s because they were pitiful

I think it’s because they were really scary.

Oh, but the acrobats swinging high in the Big Top and taking baby steps

That’s where my eyes were

I think because they wanted to be there.

 

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