Postcard 31

Each day you hop up on that
Tight rope coated in lass shards
Juggling the expectations never spoken
     smile, but don't be too friendly
       share, just be careful what you reveal
         express yourself, yet think how others feel
Sometimes you may forget how
Precarious your footing is because
That thing line has become so familiar,
Your navigation so expert, and
No one ever mentions your skill,
Though you are rewarded for it while
Those who fail and fall serve as
Cautionary tales. It's easier to blame
The ones like them or those who complain.
Easier to smile and share and express the
You they tell you to be than to ask why
You must perform in this circus or
Who is the audience for whom
You balance and toss the balls


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