Poetry

Hal G.P. Colebatch: Learning of the death of the Circus Girl

Learning of the death of the Circus Girl   Your family had been Circus for generations.   When we were very young We dressed as toreadors in spangles, Rode ponies in the Grand Parade. So I was Circus, too. My young life’s proudest moments. The second proudest (What would Health and Safety say today?) Was riding Oscar, the gentle old lion. The third proudest was ordering Non-circus children off the clowns’ trampoline.   You should have died in a spectacular trapeze accident, Or with the cats (now banned). Anyway, something more Than just a Christmas Card returned “Addressee deceased” At…

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