Working Without a Net
The crowd filed into the big top, drinks and treats in hand,
Expecting to be entertained, admission was quite a bit
Big top was a book, and the author hoped he wasn't a clown
He was nervous as he gazed upon the audience
He'd never tried this particular act before,
And he wasn't sure he could pull it off
See, he wasn't used to crowds, or center stage
He tended to panic, and run for the exit
When the spotlight got too bright
"But not this time," he told himself,
"This time I'll stick around and see what happens!"
The lights dimmed low, and he started his swing
High above the crowd; working without a net,
He let go of the first rope, somersaulted,
Reached for the 2nd, and....