High Wire
To Angel Quiros

when least expected, silence
imagine the horror of standing
thirty feet above concrete without a net

not the usual faked-slip stunt that day
waiting lazy outside, we heard
an unexpected silence

shatter mid-music
knew at once rushed in to see
thirty feet of concrete and no net

and his brother perched above with
eyes mouth arms hands flung open
not expecting silence

his eyes staring at the
huge and empty air of all
thirty feet of concrete without a net

he was right there - an arm away
until that suprised and silent
twist of thirty feet toward concrete, no net