Clowns by Alan Catlin

Maybe it was
because they were
in college that
they thought
they knew all
there was
to know
Tried out a few
tough guy acts
on my head
just to see if
I might be
impressed
Bit off a
mouth full
of beer glass
and started
chewing
smiling all
the while
as if I should
be horrified or
something
I said “I knew
guys as smart
as you two clowns
once  They liked
to eat them glasses
too  They’ve got
plastic stomachs
now and they ain’t
allowed to shit but
they’re still a hell
of a lot of laughs”

Alan Catlin
Alan Catlin is the poetry editor of misfitmagazine.net. His latest books of poetry are American Odyssey from Future Cycle and Last Man Standing from Lummox Press
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