Laughter (Prompted by Cubby)

You laughed the stars into the sky
Without a second thought
Now that hubris is left to lie
What horrors have you wrought

Every joke reveals its ignorance
As a clown betrays his sighs
The desperate have a happy parlance
As death encroaches nigh


Response to a prompt by Cubby at

4 thoughts on “Laughter (Prompted by Cubby)

    1. Thanks Cubby. About a year ago I thought of a line that went “every joke is a lack of understanding” but didn’t know what to make of it. During work today I realised I could revisit it with this prompt. I’m still not sure I’ve fully clarified the thought in my mind but it’s a lot closer.

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