The Trapeze

 We jump
 off from the beginning
 already spinning
 tight as a wheel
 almost unknowing 
 of the quarter beat 
 I think of open mouths gasping
 a planet ready to swallow us whole
 as I continue to roll
 by my inertia
 by yours
 as we wax, as we reach 
 in light of gravity
 all I see, all I see, all I see
 are your hands rising,

Header image by Vasily Kandinsky, French, born Russia, 1866–1944, Painting with Green Center, 1913, Oil on canvas, 43 1/4 × 47 1/2 in. (108.9 × 118.4 cm), Arthur Jerome Eddy Memorial Collection, 1931.510