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Acrobat

A poem.

Acrobat  

bounds  

carelessly through the dark cavity, dismissing  

Earth's

field of  

gravity.  

Hanging infinitely above the crowd, he

jumps,  

kicks,  

leaps, performs a

mile-high minuet with  

no net,  

orbiting overhead like a shooting star, then  

plunging in a  

quicksilver dive, a  

racing

silky  

tumble  

until all that's  

visible are cart-

wheeling arms and legs, a spinning

x, a

yellow blur that  

zips, slips (but doesn't trip) from the ring,

 skybound again.
 

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