Slice and dice,
We’re playing Tic-Tac-Toe on your skin.
Flip the knife and flash that smile,
And pray to God you don’t miss the apple on my head.
The lion growls and the crowd gasps
As he sticks his head in between the beast’s jaws.
Spinning, dancing, and soaring through the air,
Our eyes meet as I catch you.
Dark and handsome,
He sticks a sword down his throat.
Tiny the Elephant toots his horn
And balances on the ball.
“Freaks!” the ringmaster shouts in the din. “Come see the freaks!”
Elsie the Two-Headed Telepath takes center stage
With Oscar the Albino and Jenny the Bearded Woman by her side.
They may be official
But we’re all weirdos here.
Welcome to the circus.
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