Outbound a clown (a poem)

Hoping to come up with something better before the day is out—but posting this for now…

Not even a fortnight
after Mooch stepped into the ring
he’s had to beat a hasty retreat

He forgot the ring is full of vipers
and assumed that his status in the brotherhood
would protect him

He also forgot that circuses
have been on their way out
for a long time

(31 July 2017)