At the Circus

“Clowns are the pegs on which the circus is hung.” ~ P.T. Barnum

If life is a circus what’s now clear to me

Is that I am the clown, to an audience of three

I juggle, wire walk… precariously

I recall long lost days when life was carefree

From the teacher of trigonometry 

Missed assignments add up to three

Same child- I must schedule an EKG 

Only through an in network facility

Child 2-ignores her doctor of podiatry

Calls to confirm tomorrow-her surgery

Child 1, tests me incessantly

I stay calm, school beckons… hopefully

A stop: “I’ll take twenty”

Crickets to keep the lizard happy

Off to work for all that is monetary

I’ve become that clown who is mean and scary

May 31, 2016, One Word Daily Post: Circus~ <a href=””>Circus</a&gt;

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