Thoughts Of An Actor Employed As Goofy
by John Micheal Flynn

Escape beckons their type.
____Son, nervous on Ritalin
mass-produced by Disney
____paying homage to deities.

Mother tells him he should not forget
____those others...the unlucky ones.
Mother and son pray together.
____A father has never been in the picture.

Little in the air smells of artfulness.
____Science structures my chameleon life.
Maybe the best thing this child can learn
____is to take his dreams less seriously.

Silent compassionate boy
____wanting good deeds quietly
between the sacred and dementia.
____Does this handshake convince him of anything?

This overburdened single mother,
____Maybe Goofy can open her smile.

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