foolish to the last

serious stares of disapproval

or mocking laughter

in good fun

as the fool

recognizes his foolishness

knowing, and not caring

then not knowing,


on a stage

and labeled

a fool

torn jester clothes

smeared makeup


then running

in the cold rain

the fool tells jokes

to laugh

how foolish

how funny

no one understands

it has never been done before

it’s not quite

an act

in fact

no one really knows what it is

it could be serious

but no

a serious person would understand something serious

unless, what’s serious is foolish

and the fool is trying to show them



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