the jester is laughing out loudly
as he watches the king’s heart
drip tears of blood.
his queen has betrayed him.
the jester now crying from the humor
his happy tears fall and splash
as they hit the puddle of blood
now formed at his feet from the ailing king.
hiding behind a curtain the queen observes,
two contrasting emotions
displayed to her at their ultimate extremes
and her the cause of this effect
strange to watch this liquid formed
by uncontrolled happiness mixed with desperate pain.