If I make faces and paste a smile,
by Lynne RBC
will you forget originality
and mimic my style?
Will you watch me do acrobatics?
Leap out of your fear to mid-air
revive your strength from up there?
Will my magic do the trick?
Transform your body with my wand
heal you with the flick of my hand?
If I buy you the doll you never had
will this soothe your aches as much
as your words cradle me as angels touch?
If I swear to be the funniest clown you will ever see,
will it turn your pains to tickles,
will you promise to laugh with me?