Circus Freak

The Longest Selfie Ever, by Almeda Christenson

Image published in Signet 2017

(Poem from the 2017 edition of Signet Literary Magazine)


Gentlemen! Ladies!
Come one, come all!
 The great strip tease
 Miss Anxiety
 is the bees’ knees!
Watch her shiver and shake
 as she falls apart 
 to the beat of a rapid heart,
 her hands quake 
 but the show is at stake!
Pills for pasties
 nothing to hide behind,
 see the poet’s unseen side!
 Eyes gone a little hazy,
 we promise she isn’t crazy.
Everything bared,
teeth included,
be sure to remain seated
the safety is only alluded
to. A most exciting show!
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