We are clowns and acrobats performing feats
Of intellectual dexterity
In a circus of opinions
Dazzled by the past where everything
Happens too fast leading up to the high dive
Into a pool of fears
Pretending to know what heartache is for
Offending the tamers of opposing perceptions
Walking the tightropes of our egos
Maintaining balance with paralleled feet and a strong core
Without a safety net

© Joseph Olsen