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The Joker

That playing card running wild
with royalty. Blending straights,
changing suits in a flash.

His checker board waistcoat
bedazzling us, making us
dizzy with longing.

Then again meaningless,
muddled in the deck. Another
bad hand, dealing more trouble.

Light on his toes poised
to leap sky high.

Ambidextrous in more ways
than one. Juggling and
spinning spangles in air.

A picture of deceit…
slippery smile plastered
over his mask.

Cowering yet flushed with
treachery. Sly yellow eyes,
green spangled pantaloons.

What trick is he up to now?