The long and precarious tightrope walk
when I left the big top
of teaching. Now
I walk on creative stilts,
into a safety net of words and rhyme.
I don’t worry because I have the time.
Kim M. Russell, 17th January 2019
My response to Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Life: Paradox And / Or Balance
Sumana says that our lives are hybrids of opposites in which we struggle to strike a balance between two forces: apathy and care, brutality and kindness, faith and doubt, pleasure and pain. She would like us to explore the opposites and either let them all merge together in harmony or write about the antithesis or impossible balancing act life is.
I have rewritten a poem I wrote and posted back in 2016.