Human Circus

by Tyler Singleton

We are the street-side
fire jugglers.

The girl dancing barefoot
with a candle
in her bouquet of orchids.

Old men playing guitar
with our backs against the wall.

We only know the tightropes
of our nerves,

and look

how well we do
with no solid ground.

Tyler Singleton is a comparative literature student from Palm Bay, Florida. He comes from a family of six kids, four boys, and two girls. He writes poetry and prose and hopes to one day have a small place right on the ocean.