the muse apprentice guild
--expanding the canon into the 21st century




WORK
BY STEPHEN PAUL

CLOWNS


Too much, his words - they never say the things he thinks he's saying,

Closing doors quite carelessly on fragile promises, though silently.

These utterings clasped between the hands of clowns updig the semblance

Of a living thing, alike poor Yorick's skull, now known, but hardly understood.

If there was one, only one thing he should have realized, it was to "just shut up."