Sunday, January 27, 2019

He is More (Day 739)

he is more than the lax way 
his lips   shiny with spit   purse 
when he speaks in riddles   
more than those childish hands   
that odd way of standing apart   
even in the midst   he is more than 
earth-toned hair (titanium yellow) 
and skin (quinacridone gold) or 
the stovepipe cut of his ill-fitting 
pants   on fire   he is   an effigy   
a meme   a sinner   a clown  
and the tiny-hands-down winner 
of the craziest race ever run
in which everyone   every  one   
from judge to bystander   lost 

(c) 2019, by Hannah Six
Image: George Barnard/Wikimedia Commons

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