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This Circus Act

By Rp Verlaine

This Circus Act

Negation of
we zero in on.

Recent conversation
limited to terse
nonbinding details.

Light in her eyes
darkens when I whisper
complicated truths.

From different rooms
we watch the eclipse
feeling it happen.

flying back and forth
like lost acrobats.

Just another thing
to repair with whiskey
till it doesn't work

All answers obscure
to whatever I ask
even the weather.

Love's circus act
Juggling doubts
until I overhear her

reserve room in hotel
with a new rogue
vanishing doubt.

Article © Rp Verlaine. All rights reserved.
Published on 2021-10-25
Image(s) are public domain.
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