September 03, 2009
Street Performer (RWP Prompt #90)
My offering for "Read Write Poem's" weekly prompt #90
Glazed eyes streaming- trembling
through plumes of smoke
his offering drifts heavenward.
Burnt flesh a written
declaration of sacrifice.
Praying it will be great enough
to bring forgiveness.
Mesmerized and mystified
onlookers toss offerings of
grimy coins and crumpled notes.
A smattering of applause-
Murmured voices of encouragement,
“Such talent, balance and resolve,
a true performer.”
He doesn’t even notice them.