Claps

You may please decide whether you want
Loud claps or standing ovations or merely
Silent admiration for a sterling performance.
Personally I prefer claps because of the air.
The air makes a funny noise in the palms.

The eyes seem to be on you ,so many pairs
With admiration shining in their tears flowing
In the room, flooding the crevices of furniture.
Their balls make such a fine splashing sound
Like the silent fruits of a banyan on the pond.

The music is great and the plastic chairs pretty.
These claps are meant for you as you half-squat
With your behind in the air to precarious music.

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