Dogs 2013

KILLER CLOWN
(3/2/13)


driving
by a bus stop
on my way
to work
and there
he stands

big dude

hood up
on a long
camo coat

black
neoprene
face mask
on this
cold March
morning

Army green
shoulder
duffle

he looks
like an urban
assassin

a homegrown
terrorist

but tethered
to the shoulder
strap
is a six foot
string
suspended by
a white
helium balloon

like
a flower
in the barrel
of a gun

it doesn't
quite
fit

I want
to stop

ask
the question

but who
knows
the response

a grenade
in a fist?

a fistful
of flowers?

a severed
head?

a rabbit?

best
to mind
my business

there are
atrocities
and gags
aplenty
awaiting me
at the office