this thing

out of shyness

& that no one will respect any thing serious

from me while i am outside

that is where i feel to be

i notice that i stood a space away

and drawn in will joke & play

hoping to look happy that

all will like me

having been a dancer

taught to smile


to carry on

then a waitress

taught to smile

to carry on whatever

never serious

do not make that mistake

show them who you really



the joker has ten nominations

really oh really!!