Circus Ring

 Marc Chagall,  The Circus , 1964

Marc Chagall, The Circus, 1964

The haunting cackle of bells

Tease and torment the innocent.

Fidgeters and hiders are scattered

Surrounding the entrapping well below.

Sly snakes connive together,

 

They pounce with their venom,

Their victims poisoned, succumbed

To the deceitful strangling grip.

They drag their pray to the nest.

They feast on the entrancing taste.

 

Mocking laughter erupts

As the crimson red stains the ring.

The death an amusement.

Yet, an unsatisfying hunger lurks.

Another pursuit inevitable.

ST.ART Magazine