Risk Assessment for Today

We fly a trapeze between
then and next.
This curve must be taken;
no choice.

From yesterday’s aftermath
to tomorrow’s:
a high wire through the lion’s mouth.
Don’t look down.

Below – sawdust; above – canvas.
No way out.
Face off the big cats; focus
on their eyes.

E. A. M. Harris

If you have any comments on this poem, E. A. M. Harris would be pleased to hear from you.