my eyes

see only clowns

the circus is in town

comes around

every now and then

there are two shows this year

and you can catch them

on TV

and tune in until the end

the elephant

and donkey

do great tricks

make their trainers proud

just enough to cloud

your eyes

as it always is,

it’ll be too late

once you realize

that there are flies swarming

over the mountains of shit

both animals left us with