Daily Prompts

The Dubois Traveling Circus

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Coming to your city
The Dubois Traveling Circus

 

A sword sharpened,
Burnished.
Inside the tent, a man,
Famished.
He knows that
Tonight, and every night
Not all that is swallowed
Is digested.

Singed.
Not scorched-
Not yet.
Once gold
Then bronze
Now dull.
The lion will take
Another leap of faith through
Fiery hoops.
Tonight.

They walk on tightropes.
Stretched. Taut.
Birds on
Live wires.
Fraught with*
Rope-snapping
Hand-flapping
Spectators-clapping
*Danger

The Dubois Traveling Circus
Is at your doorstep:
Be a part of the spectacle
Don’t be dubious.

 

Via Daily Prompt: Dubious

 

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