Tightropes and Stilts

My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Play It Again, Toads

Words Count with Mama Zen: Is your life a circus?  If so, which circus performer are you?  Tell me about your act . . . in 90 words or less.


The long and precarious

Tightrope walk


When I left the big top

Of education.


I walk on creative stilts,

Sometimes tottering,

Sometimes tumbling

Into the safety net

Of words and rhyme –

And I don’t worry,

Because I have all the time

I need to perfect

My act.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016

Tightropes and Stilts

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13 thoughts on “Tightropes and Stilts

  1. Love, love, love this. This spoke to my heart, as one who has also walked the tight rope of academia’s halls, and now walks with words and rhyme on creative stilts of the poems I write. Oh, that we may keep writing our selves, building our stilts taller and taller – will they ever reach the moon? I feel as if we are among the stars…Thanks for sharing!

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