Your High-Wire Act

Watching you negotiate your mundane existence is like watching
A performer on a tightrope:
Fascinating
Frightening
Breathtaking

Such otherworldly balance and poise
Such easy fearlessness

How do you do it?
It must have come at an early age,
The fires that forged your steel
The earthquakes that trained your steps
The weakness that made you strong

I wonder sometimes if you ever regret learning how to perform
Your high-wire act
Do you ever get tired?
Dismayed or
Distracted?
Do you ever get impatient to feel
Gravity’s inevitable pull?
Do you ever wonder what it would be like
To join us,
The fallen?

Published by mikepowernyc

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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