The Search for Center Ring


A funny band of sad clowns

we were with our tortoise

shell hats and rabbits’ feet

dangling in front of our red

noses like a track of gray

hounds running in circles,

running out of circles until

our luck ran with us in and out,

laughing at all we never said,

never did, never knew we could

when we were just a band of silly clowns

looking for a little laughter,

a little tent of pure attention.



©Charles Ghigna


1 comment:

  1. Interesting comment on the past, I imagine. It reminds me of my college group, fond memories, but that 'our luck ran with us in and out, /laughing at all we never said,/ never did, never knew we could'.

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