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Left confused

Only momentarily,

She understood

Why she continually felt 

In a different sort of orbit.

She had always lived free.




she has always had such vivid dreams

you were always there

oceans away

but you were there in her dreams

different streets

different skylines

but the same place

in dreams

how does she tell you?

do you  already know?

The Clown


Once a week in elementary school

The art teacher

Would bring her cart into the classroom.

On a particular art lesson

She painted an example of a clown

Smiling. Colorful.

Reds and whites and blues.

In turn we were told to paint our own.

I sat and stared at my paint and paper

 While the other kids started.

I was always so unsure of myself, overthinking.

I looked around at my classmates


They were all copying the art teachers example.

I remember thinking it was strange,

All the same.

So i proceeded to paint


Black, blue and gray,

A frowning clown with a dead flower in

His hat.

( looking back now, I laugh))

Mine clashed with the rest. 

And they were all placed on display in the hallway all bright, except one looking quite out of sorts.

A sad sorry clown surrounded


Bright and happy ones.

The school contacted my parents and 

Thought perhaps they should seek counseling for me.