Of the fool

The Fool tarot card by Pamela Colman Smith

April starts
The fool is the comedian
There’s no shame in that

However
There are much more
Accurate ways to
Relieve pain
& express joy
Than punching down
Or laughing at

The clarity of surviving
Of being the fool
0 fux set in
& seriousness
Replaces

Then blooms a humour
Far more sophisticated

Words precise
Incisive & generous
Taking comedy
To another level

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s notes: poem 5 of day 5 for a month of poetry.

Discussing some themes in comedy & with perceptions of ‘the fool’. Originally written for a prompt, I put it aside from the morning to contemplate on it & edit it. I didn’t end up changing it too much.

I’m writing a lot these days & intend to create at least a poem a day through April, however since I’m writing more lately, I’m going to set a goal to complete 30 poems.

If I get tired, I’ll reshare stuff or stick to one poem for that day. If I finish early, I’ll reset my goals & maybe do some writing on themes in the latter part of the month.

Anyway, today felt great. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about starting, but I’m just super excited about doing another month of poetry right now.

As I have discussed before, I’ve done years where I’ve made it through half the month or less, & that was great too. So let’s see. Honestly, no matters what happens, it’ll be fun. It’s poetry after all.

Looking forward to the month ahead. & reading your works too. 💜💜💜🎶🎵💗💌

© Niliema Karkhanis


Featured image by Alexander Ant from Unsplash


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