smaller

it’s funny how
something can be so funny
and not render a single chuckle
but only a buckle
as the assembly
comes marching in
to replace the one thing
you thought you had
in your back pocket
with nothing
but a final performance
fit for the stage
and an underlying message
that is under truth
and lying above
for a quick analysis
to determine
what only a gut
can detect
and provide a verdict
so clear
it is evident
there is no joke here
to call funny
or a line to punch
but only a reality
that is setting in
in the setting
that is getting bigger
and rolling over
the role
that
is
slowly
getting
smaller

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About Paul

This is the part where I'm supposed to write something interesting about myself and you'll read it and think, "That's not that interesting." So let's not do that and just think about pizza instead, on the count of three. One, two, three. Donuts. Now, wasn't that interesting?
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2 Responses to smaller

  1. rebbit7 says:

    Enjoyed the word flow, Paul. Especially with the last few lines that end with “smaller:” nice blend of form with language! Perhaps I would say “thinner,” but it’s fine the way it is. 🙂

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