What Happens (June Jordan)

What happens when a dog sits on a tiger
when the fat man sells a picture of himself
when a lady shoves a sword inside her
when an elephant takes tea cups from the shelf

or the giant starts to cry
and the grizzly loses his grip
or the acrobat begins to fly
and gorillas run away with the whip

What happens when a boy sits on a chair
and watches all the action on the ground and in the air
or when the children leave the greatest show on earth
and see the circus?

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  1. i like the dog on the tiger


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