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[ Stephen King inspired ] Encore Performance

 
Artist gone mute  

Not on strike, for mime's  
sake or because the show  
didn't go on  
 
You simply don't recall the lines  
 
Memory
---It can be so elusive at times---  
a face scrubbed clean of cream  
where expression once was;  
 
vagueness being an understudy  
does a curtsy during its absence  
 
except when it comes childhood  
unpleasantries haunting you most;  
 
thrust your fist against the post  
too often for too long and you will  
insist you see the ghost as if
it were yesterday because  
 
It never takes much effort
to send in the clown  
 
especially when touring  
an old hometown  
you supposedly left  
behind for good  
 
 
JohnnyBlaze
Written by JohnnyBlaze
Published | Edited 5th Aug 2020
Author's Note
inspired by Stephen King's "IT"
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