This is Not a Short Guide to Tightrope Walking

Life is a walk which may cut a fine line in the soul.
The ability to achieve perfect balance
is something we all strive for,
similar to the spinning of plates on poles,
for example in competition.
It is a precious thing to be prized
and held aloft for everyone to admire.
It should not be confused with funambulism
where one’s body mass is centred
over a wire stretched between two points
while one advances, very slowly,
uttering the word help.

Susan Wilson

If you have any thoughts on this poem, Susan Wilson would be pleased to hear them.