tightrope

tonight
i am tightrope
stretched
east to west
held taut
tonight
i dare you
to step on
my back
knowing you
have always
lacked balance
knowing your
lack of precision
tonight
i am uncomfortable
under your weight
knowing you
see me
as one more
feat to complete
thinking
i am cord
and nylon and
easy conquest
i can’t wait
to watch
you fall

tightrope

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