Written for:  Sunday Whirl, Wordle #472

Words:  ability, delight, failure, crappy, flex, see, watch, crinkle,
        scoff, fold, complete, jaw

As clown outfits go,
Chubby's was crappy.
Some material was worn
so thin, as to be see-
through.  Ruffles crinkled,
and his huge-numbered watch
kept slipping off his thin
wrist.  Chubby was unbothered
by people who scoffed, mocked
his demeanor, or thought him
a failure.  Tonight was his
last performance.  Young
children in the audience
still had the ability to be
delighted by Chubby.  He
flexed his gloved fingers,
folded himself in half,
and wiggled muscles
in his jaw.  The kids yelled
for more.  Chubby ended
his career completely happy. 

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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