Red Clown Nose

by johannespunkt

He is very adamant that he be allowed to keep the red nose on for his passport photo and he starts crying. He ignores that the tears do not smear his make-up one bit. He claims between gulps of air that this nose is part of his religion, his culture, part of his twelve steps. But he knows it is just for play. Like there is a strict line between what is for real and what is for play. He is worried that if he takes the red nose off, the black-purple around his eyes won’t come off with it.