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fischer / grdina



(e. fischer)

i'm dangling on a wire
trying to keep my cool
i'm trying to stay steady
deaf to ridicule
this must be some kind of circus
and i must be some kind of fool
to be stuck on top of nothing
my chin wet with drool

way down below the horses prance
raising clouds of dust
i hear the sound of a trumpet blast
announcing the next act
two dwarves in a gorilla suit run out
drawing a cart
on which sprawled in splendid disarray
sits a pope with a picture for a heart
try try try to disappear

he merrily snaps his fingers
the spotlight turns to red
it lights up all his jewels
draws halos around his head
then with a plump white finger
he beckons closer to his lips
and as solace to the starving
he whispers racing tips
try try try to disappear

the crowd is in a frenzy
they are crawling on their knees
the master of ceremonies is smiling
he delicately wipes away a tear
and i'm dangling on a wire
i beg to be let down
but my companions are doing brisk business
with amulets and crowns
try try try to disappear


from the perilous beauty of madness, released April 29, 2014



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