Walking a tightrope
Above the minefields
of your existence
I throw caution to the wind
Up here I may fall
A path of least resistance
And depressing actions
Separate us by degrees
Refusing to let go
Clinging to air
I’m an artist of trapeze
Remaining in limbo
With no safety net
Keep us apart but
My danger liberating
Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©
In response to Grace from dVerse Poets Open Link Night #229
We all seem to be balancing precariously these days. (K)
Yes and probably for some time to come 😳
Thanks for reading!
So much in life is walking on a tightrope… but many times we don’t realize that the fall won’t hurt us… but there are other times when falling is lethal.
Yes, choices! 🙂 Thanks for reading.
i walked this tightrope before, that minefield of emotion was something that maybe kept me steady and walking – like the metaphors, rich and meaningful Chrisitne
Thank you Gina. Have a great weekend 🙂
you too Christine!!
Love this especially; “‘Walking a tightrope / Above the minefields /of your existence.” ❤
Thank you so much 🙂
Thoughts and actions can separate people. I can see how it could be as precarious as a trapeze artist in the air.
Thank you Frank! 🙂
I love the picture you have created here Christine.
Thank you! 🙂
You are welcome.🙂
I love the precariousness of ‘Walking a tightrope / Above the minefields /
of your existence – double trouble – and the lines:
‘Refusing to let go
Clinging to air
I’m an artist of trapeze’.
It’s strange how danger can be liberating and we can do the most amazing things without thinking about them and then the smallest things throw us out of kilter.
Thank yo Kim I appreciate your kind words. Thank for reading my poem 🙂
A difficult place and situation to be. Hope the libration will come soon from that minefield of an existence.
Absolutely! … thanks for reading Grace
I can feel the precariousness of this…and yet, the will to continue.
It felt safer to be up there, albeit precarious, than down below 😑. Thanks for reading
hard it is to let go, it does often feel as if clinging to air when there is nothing left…Love “Refusing to let go Clinging to air I’m an artist of trapeze”
Thank you so much! I really appreciate your comment 🙂