Claustrophobic

lost childhood

trained to perfection

claustrophobic

in tents with holes

 

looks wistfully

at the pampered child

in the first row

badgering his parents

for some more popcorn

 

while the artist

earns bread

for the family

left behind in a remote village

 

Come to the Circus at Poetics in dVerse

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6 thoughts on “Claustrophobic

    1. Circus is now practically extinct. Earlier there was a village from where a majority of these artists came. They could not work beyond a certain age, or a woman had to take maternity breaks, and the older child took over. They were not given options. It was like an ancestral profession they continued. And some of them were born in the circus troupes, and did not know a life outside.

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