“One so tall, he sees the crowns—of those below, so near the ground,
And cleavages of women’s breasts—sometimes more! Ah, that’s the best!

Some so small, they look like dolls—see boots and knickers. Even flaws–
Like moles or freckles, between the thighs–of those who tower, way-up high…
These must tread about with care–those above, don’t see them there!

Curiosities, amusements, marvels, scorns,
Causing gapes and gasping breath:
Still, like us, these freaks are born–and bide too, ’til we meet Death!

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Comments
  1. Nice! I like the Victorian style of the poem. Have you read “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children?” It’s a Young Adult novel (adult novels apparently don’t have much traction anymore), not always consistent in quality, but entertaining and deals with the theme of ‘freaks.’

  2. RichStine says:

    Thanks for the feedback. No, I haven’t read that. Sounds intriguing, though.
    Sounds as if you’d enjoy “Geek Love” by Katherine Dunn. see: http://www.amazon.com/Geek-Love-Novel-Katherine-Dunn/dp/0375713344

    I completely blew-off work the next day, after reading it completely, through the night. Strangely delightful, and very…human. 🙂

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