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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


The muse of poetry-writing visited Teddy in 2002, while he was pursuing his studies in Nkubu High School. You can find his poems in Inwood Indiana Press, Shot Glass Journal, Leaves of Ink, 50 Haikus, UHTS (Cattails), BlogNostics, Tanka Journal, Paper Wasp, Three Line Poetry & Literature Today. He also has fiction works in Beyond Science Fiction, Jitter Press, Brilliant Fiction Magazine, Paragraph Planet, & Every Day Fiction.

Teddy Kimathi

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The Clown

He has black stars crossing his eyes,
and a red ball-like nose making a hoot sound.
Children from all walks of life come to see him,
laughing at every silent gestures he makes.
They laugh at jokes meant to be a communication
for help within – his wife can't read the symbols
from his gestures.