"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." Edgar Degas

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Your High-Wire Act

Watching you negotiate your mundane existence is like watching
A performer on a tightrope:

Such otherworldly balance and poise
Such easy fearlessness

How do you do it?
It must have come at an early age,
The fires that forged your steel
The earthquakes that trained your steps
The weakness that made you strong

I wonder sometimes if you ever regret learning how to perform
Your high-wire act
Do you ever get tired?
Dismayed or
Do you ever get impatient to feel
Gravity's inevitable pull?
Do you ever wonder what it would be like
To join us,
The fallen?