be a comedian
with a tough hide.
give each in the audience
a bucket of stones and a slingshot.
be yourself –
show little pretense,
but… be receptive
in suffering and direct pain.
a fat lip –
black eye –
more on the way
is pleasure for the onlooker.
no room for pity –
empty it all out.
back peddle against the wall.
poor aim can go both ways…
but… then again – it’s not a big deal… really.
discouraged? not likely – results matter.
it’s like any relationship
thats gone through the ringer –
toughness comes with the territory.
dignified in the philosophy of the comic
is the poet who fell to the floor –
theatrics are everything these days!!