Carnival of Lost Souls

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Back in Time – photo by Wild Thing

Top Hat gleaming
Barker calls out
A wily smile
Designed to lure
Cajole and entice

“Come inside
See the Bearded Lady
The Lobster Boy
Be Amazed …!”

Taking money
Ushering people in
Then calling out
One last time

Tent flap falls

Audience laughs
Jeers and shouts
A few nervously
Some gasp
One runs out

The Bearded Lady approaches
Macabre smile
Twisting her
Garish painted lips

”Is okay . . .
Ve all go a little mad
sometimes . . .
In the Carnival of Lost Souls”

Wild Thing ©2017

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