Out for a little stroll.

Out for a little stroll.

A Poem by Relic

A fault-line foot funambulist
Should consider seizing stability
By avoiding lofty skyscrapers
On fluctuating soil.

He knows that risky real estate
Can palpitate and fluctuate
From bouncing ball tectonic plates
Where streetlights 
lurch and lean.

Whitewashed walls 
stretch overwrought;
Vehicles veer 
their charted course
And 'knit one, pearl two' plans are lost 
when rubble rains the sky.

But a saint of slide-shoe gravity
Won't always harmonize and heed.
He's apt to be above the ground
out for a stroll on a wire.

© 2021 Relic


Author's Note

 Relic
In 1974, daredevil Philippe Petit walked across a wire spanned across the top of the world trade center in New York City. I've been reading about earthquakes and wondered if he would care if one happened during his walk. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tynHJqQfXMQ

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*Reaches for a thesaurus and an encyclopedia*.
*Realizes Google is a quicker gamble
*Also realizes she is not equipped to review this*
*Feels small and drinks some expired koolaid*
*Dies*

Posted 1 Year Ago


Aurora

1 Year Ago

Now you tell me. Will check it out. Thanks.
Aurora

1 Year Ago

Is erotica not accepted here? I see plenty of people writing such here.
 Relic

1 Year Ago

Let's just say it's not as popular. I'll leave it at that.
This blows me away. I've seen the longer documentary about this guy & I admire the hell out of you for getting from THAT to THIS! It shows immense imagination & freedom of association. Your word-crafting sparkles as you paint a scene nobody else would even think up! This kind of writing AND this kind of thinking gives me a kick in the butt! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Years Ago


 Relic

2 Years Ago

You're very kind, Margie, thank you. :)
Love the sardonic nature of this witty piece that begs an important question about where a tightrope walker might pitch his wire. I am guessing risk assessment is everything to these guys. The poem has many brilliant phrases and gives the reader the idea of an earthquake's results.

Posted 2 Years Ago


 Relic

2 Years Ago

Thank you very much, John. :)
I do like this poem. Nik Wallenda is a hometown hero. What he does is truly amazing!

Posted 2 Years Ago


 Relic

2 Years Ago

Thanks very much for your thoughts, Sheryn.
Lea Sheryn

2 Years Ago

You're welcome!
Being scared of heights is probably why I haven’t reached great heights! It’s a fine line between life and death.

Posted 2 Years Ago


 Relic

2 Years Ago

I must agree, andrew. Thanks. :)
A glorious vivid description of a tight rope walker. I could picture him in my minds eye. Folk gazing up at him as he shows his skills and talents to all. In a dare devil City centre way up high with no safety net to catch him if he falls.

Posted 2 Years Ago


 Relic

2 Years Ago

Thanks for your review, Dawn.
Dawn

2 Years Ago

Your very welcome, Hope your welcome Relic?.
I simply love the figurative language used in this poem, most especially the alliteration! Well done!

Posted 2 Years Ago


 Relic

2 Years Ago

Thank you.
I suppose when you're concentrating that much you don't notice anything around you.
Though, if it was to destabilize the wire, then that might be a different matter.
Some feat of balancing though.

Posted 2 Years Ago


 Relic

2 Years Ago

Thanks for reading, Paul.
I vaguely remember this. Will have to check it out. Hope you are doing well. You truly have a gift for writing poetry.


Posted 2 Years Ago


 Relic

2 Years Ago

Thanks very much, SJ. :)
SJ Mullins

2 Years Ago

You're welcome! :)
truth is, I don't even like to watch these guys even on TV

Posted 2 Years Ago


 Relic

2 Years Ago

haha, they might fall. Thanks, John. :)

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