The Circus by Ariana R. Cherry

Creative Talents Unleashed

They said my cousin

ran away with the circus.

He quoted,

“Mum, I’ve had enough,

So I’m going to go

play with the lions.”

I on the other hand

would rather believe he ran away to be a star.

Sometimes I was the only one

who knew how caged up he had felt.

It made sense that he had

wanted to be in the spotlight.

They said my cousin ran away with the circus.

What fun to see all of the beautiful colors,

elegance and challenge of the fine acrobats!

My mum once said,

“It’s just one big happy freak show!

Only one out of their right mind

would want to join the circus!”

I applauded my cousin.

It was about time someone was smart enough

to leave this bland of a small town.

Too many lawyers…

too many police…

Too much gossip.

Others go to bed –

while some…

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