09 February 2012

Half The Fool


Playing half the fool
engages manic energies
quite easily displaced by
throwing shells away;

Like in-concert solitude
wears half of a sullied
ass’s head outplaying
any grand entrance

No accessory buys
coherence if sanctioned
veils of sanity celebrate
routine humiliation

Thus is fools’ bliss; you
don’t mean to self-delude but
gastropod volutions of grandeur
make it an inescapable whorl
© 21 July 2011, I. D. Carswell