I hear the whispers,
I see those mouths moving
in the shadow behind me.

I notice you hanging
A Scarlet Letter and
a picture of Cleopatra
on my door.
Et tu, Brute?

With sleek and sly moves
you glide through
the corridors of my head,
ricocheting from that
doorway to the halls.

You rush in, like a fool,
sinning over and over,
while playing a jester on my face,
or would I say, making a fool
of me?

-Taru Gupta


Honestly, I love this one so much for all its underlying meanings, which is why I won’t spoil it by explaining it to you. Tell me what you think it to you in the comment section below.

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Jester by Taru Gupta is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

6 thoughts on “Jester

  1. My first impression is that it’s about a lover cheating and making a fool out of you. Though I must say, I don’t understand why he’s hanging the Cleopatra picture. What did you have in mind?


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