Rosy Nose, a poem by Kenn Nesbitt

Freckles the Clown
one morning bent down
to sniff at a lovely red rose,

but lifted the blossom
too close to the awesome
expanse of his bubbly red nose.

To this day that poor rose
no longer has petals;
they’re now stuck in the nose
of a clown named Freckles.

Copyright © 1995, Kenn Nesbitt
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