Step Right Up, Ladies And Gentlemen

Spectacular circus!

Excruciating portrait of pain,

drawn in shades of rage and shame.

Bold brushstrokes of righteous indignation,

thin, tawdry, whitewash

applied with a heavy hand

covering the abraded grain

of ancient, weathered timbers;

old raw bones baring charred scars,

tangible reminders of distant burning fires

fueled by youthful indiscretions.

Will grueling wheat paste,

splash of monochrome graffiti

enhance the value of this dark alley?

Or, rather the contrary,

highlight deeper dank decay;

cracked and tattered signs

of long repressed neglect

of thoughtless disregard

so callously concealed

beneath fresh wet glistening veils?

Usher in the blindfolded.

Let them breathe the fumes.

Imagine, with sightless might,

a glorious manse upon the hill.

Caution! Wet Paint!

Don’t breathe too deep!

Black mold lingers

hidden just beneath!

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