The Queen of Cirque due Soleil

300 miles away

Heard of your acrobatic display

Reaching, reaching

On tippy toes

Over overflowing gutters

For leaves

From a bygone winter

While using a long rested ladder

No recorded evidence

Of this feat

Cell phone cameras all around

But not for this remarkable


By an individual not far removed

From my years

I envy you as my children

Have removed all my ladders

Hope this note

Does not alert yours

And your days of senior aerobics

Come crashing to an end

Before you do

FXC 4/25/19


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