Brittle lips and inflamed eyes,
Cast away on wind-swept skies.
Drifts deepen in a sandy haze.
Mind wanders to rainy days.
When gloom now seems bright.
That oasis of a chilly night.
Snowflakes kiss your rosy nose.
Moonlight eclipsed on a face that glows.
Then melts away as mirages do.
When icy hearts break in two.
In dreamy state a big-top thrives.
Welcomes the circus of our lives.
Shady flaps billow to all that is unknown.
Roaring beast in the dark, where the meat is thrown.
Nervous laughter fills what was the calm.
A gypsy knows the future by the fortune in our palm.
The cranks forever stiffen that wind up the band.
The irony of love, a ride through tube in hand.
Though it last, never least, mirrors that consume.
Reflections haunt endlessly in this shattered room.
Though time runs out, lines move on as they always do.
Clowns singing for their blood say goodbye to you.
Escaping through a tiny hole, between the grains of sand.
A journey to continue to find the love on which to stand.