Katrina Kaye

i am tightrope

east to west
held taut

i dare you
to step on
my back

knowing your
lack of balance

knowing your
lack of precision

i am uncomfortable
under your weight

knowing you
see me
as one more
feat to complete

i am cord
and nylon and
easy conquest

i can’t wait
to watch
you fall

“tightrope” is previously published in Rabbits for Luck (2016).

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