she|he snuck under the canvas wall;

circus pinned emerald,

 

                                            hung

on the edge of the bounding plain

 

reality seemed a vertiginous map

 

ratcheted up banks of wooden pews

                                                             audiences tense

topological display of social rectitude

choked fingers in fist’s clinch, seeds untwittered along still branches

 

Durga’s children seek amongst tulle banners, plumed horses, tumblers and high-wire prancers

 

big-top pronouncements

that loud man in a top hat

 

 

 

why, what for

 

to know

 

where the next foot will fall

 

 

 

Giantess of all circular things, radii reined

saddled pi & rode sublunary spires

grazed subsequent, carnal intersections

                   absurdity in the absence of god: born face to face with the irrational

 

more practically, how to avoid

crushing

certainty

death