The Fears of a Clown By Cindy Tomamichel

October 13, 2014 Comments Off on The Fears of a Clown By Cindy Tomamichel

Vermillion tears.

Max Factor pancake tan #4, lipstick scarlet #29, repairs superficial.

Show us your true face, Oprah purred.

It lay on the floor. Rainbows wept from cotton swabs.

They laughed. They saw his face.

A tired old man doing pratfalls.

You’re on, Barney. Showtime.

The level of vodka sinks.

Small crowd, not like the old days. He can see their faces.

Hey, wasn’t that the old guy on Oprah?

No, that was someone else.

Wearing my face.

© 2014 Cindy Tomamichel

Cindy Tomamichel has worked as a mine geologist and an environmental scientist. She has had several short stories and poems published and also wrote a cooking column for a newspaper. She has three finished action packed novels looking for a publisher, as well as a collection of short relaxation monologues. She writes a garden blog at


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