Ray Templeton

The Truth

We don’t go because
he hates the clowns,
I heard my mother say,
missing the point
completely, for
the truth was I knew
it was the clowns
who hated me.

Ray Templeton is a writer and musician who was born and grew up in Scotland, stayed briefly in Wales, then moved to the south of England where he has lived ever since, married to an Irishwoman.