Tag Archives: sad clown

Buster’s Blues

At the fool’s margins, ceremony gives due pause for a life well-worn.  

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Slowtorch

Beneath the cauterized furies, and unspent silences, amounting to greater deficit, there is, and always has been, at heart’s nimbus base, a soft, wistful melancholy, not unlike the adagio threads of rain silvering the opened palms of a small child, … Continue reading

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Gag

At God’s green altar, a clown’s dignity restored– Gag order complete.

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Medicine

Through grave misfortune, the clown kept thousands of souls in stitches, a tramp’s cross to bear in the name of classic medicine.

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Outlet

In his solemn hour, the clown’s last laugh was soundless– loss of an outlet.

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The Last Laugh

After having rejected him night after night, in what had become an agonized shtick and ritual of unrequited love, Colombine turned away ¬†one last time, Pierrot’s parting gag performed for a backwoods audience of trees, grass, air, and a moon, … Continue reading

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