POEM: The Jester

January 17, 2016

Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else, Poetry

The Jester

with a fractured, well-protected heart catches the eye of the Queen.

Recognizing the Playing of Parts,

he amuses, she smiles tightly, but her eyes open a portal.

And in a flash, they both feel the intimacy between them form a lock.

The molecules slow to a steady pulse, revealing all unsaid.

Seeing it all between them makes his hands shake mid-juggle.

This she notices. And he notices her noticing.

When her gaze rises to his…this shared conversation is over.

Distance in the laughter and a more narrow line of sight.

She slumps ever so slightly on the throne,

full in the knowing that she could ruin him

and quickly forget it was ever necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

About Kristen Chapman Gibbons

Loosely connected facts: Storyteller. Curator of a Better Internet. Lifelong Politico. Social Media Maven. Creativity and Empathy Evangelist. Performer. Creator of Content Worth Sharing. Digital Strategist. Former Social Worker. Decade teaching in Higher Ed. Master's Degree in Theology. Married to an Irishman. 3 darling kiddos. Preacher's kid. Appalachian. Music maker. Music devour-er. ENTP. Bohemian. Geeky. Obsessed with thrift stores and all things vintage. Lover of species.

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