get up and take a bow

When your time comes in the ring
you are not your own and neither
love nor hate is appropriate so
be in the center.

You have peeled me like a peach
skin removed revealing gold
ready and ripe more on one
side than the other.

Out of control like a grin
at what lookes like the death
of a clown but you know he will
get up and take a bow.

Bows low bows high and all around
then backstage he turns his face
to the chimp cage and sneaks a weep
they understand.

Tonight is slow the rain’s scared
away most of the families only the lost
show up one at a time for that silver
lining for mercury’s blessing.

How can it be so important day after day
god is an instant all stretched out
the harmonica was made for the boxcar
headed wherever.

When I get there I will send for you
and you will wonder why I bothered after
so many years of getting ready resisting
such a grand collapse.

The other performers say what they say
you interpret it all like a play
act one ticket bought act two filled and emptied
act three gets ready for one.

You have peeled me like a peach
skin removed revealing gold
ready and ripe more on one
side than the other.

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