In the Air at the Fair


By Julian Robinson

A new act at the Agricultural Fair:

four cyclists on a wire high in the air.

The large crowd uttered hardly a sound

as the four pedaled forty feet above ground.

As they maneuvered above the crowd,

the gathering’s silence seemed loud.

The foursome displayed huge talents

in maintaining perfect balance.

Surely this act must bear some of the blame

if the Fair’s other offerings seemed rather tame.

This aerial performance sounds good in a poem;

readers are warned not to try it at home.