Quotable Poe Week Three-Bob Wertzler

Life is a circus. And so is death. Today on HL&M, Bob Wertzler ❤

Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen

“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?”

– The Premature Burial

NIGHTS AT THE CIRCUS

At night at the circus

Is the big top empty

Clowns, acrobats, freaks

Tucked cozy in bed

Crowds so too at home

Children dreaming of

Wonder, thrills, and joy

All the animals fed and

Down for the night

Silence reigns the

Deserted tent?

Oh, think again

It is not so

The show must go on

Generations of performers

Departed are there

Some reprise their final,

Fatal performance endlessly

The fall from the high wire

The tiger rebels forever

Dispatching the Tamer

All of them trapped

Keeping the show going

In the shadowy borderland

Between Life and Death


© 2019 Bob Wertzler

Bob Wertzler is retired from almost twenty years in the mental health field in California and…

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Published by Kindra M. Austin

Author of fiction, poetry, and very sweary social commentary. Editor, and co-founder of Indie Blu(e) Publishing. Co-founder of Blood Into Ink, and Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen.

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