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Comedic Timing

by Rob Littler

Continuously              poised on the edge of what could
Catastrophe            she waits
Knowingly,          practiced
The ability
To effortlessly             splice truth’s
Continuity,             making
Immediacy             laughter’s
She                has a special
Qualilty              that propels
Perpetually            the perfect jazz riff in its
Complexity and
Spontaneity             so that
We                 witnessing begin to use our ears
To see--                   a certain
Clarity               midst the most tragic
Tragedy,           allowing the
In comedy
To be,
Conditionally,               the benign
Quality             that sets us all


Posted on 03/20/2020
Copyright © 2020 Rob Littler

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Glenn Currier on 04/08/20 at 04:27 PM

Challenging poetic form. The spaces invite the pauses so important to appreciate good poetry. Thanks.

Posted by Maria Kintner on 04/24/20 at 12:16 AM

There's a grin under every word, and it reads well in the mind. Nicely done.

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