Spurious fun house face

Too wide serpentine smile

Serrated corners revealing

Poisonous consumption

Dislocated laughter taunts

Eyes choked with venous sadness

Trails of mascara,

Weeping degradation

A spectral life

Scrapping the sediment

Ravenous this palate,

Is a death mask


Maybe there is something wrong with me but this clown is very attractive.


30 thoughts on “Clown

  1. Many clown faces all around us.
    We just don’t see the deepness disguised.
    Wonderful post 🙂

  2. “weeping degradation” – perhaps we can all relate to his tears and find them to be compelling as we are drawn to what’s familiar. An excellent piece my friend. Thank you for sharing it with me. Have a lovely evening.

  3. Nice job. Really love the language and imagery in here. Fits perfect with the photo. The clown has always had dual representation either happy or sad. I like the depth you’ve provided here, offering another option in clown symbolism.

  4. When I was little I discovered that clowns have real faces. I was very disappointed with the prosaicness of a clown’s face. I suppose you never felt the same…

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