Wednesday, May 21, 2008

a found poem

Under the Big Top

THE CIRCUS IS COMING TO TOWN!

The boldly lettered
and vividly colored
posters shout!

Come see:
death-defying acts,
the slapstick antics
of the clowns,
and brave animal trainers
taming wild beasts.

The smells, sounds,
pageantry, glitter
and romantic fa├žade
of the circus

have captivated
young and old alike
for generations.

The realities of
This so-called
entertainment

reveal a litany of

cruelty
and abuse.

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