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Living on a High Wire

Living on a dream that never fed me,
all it did was take my soul.
I'm bound by chains with a pitchfork held between my bloodshot eyes.
It started when we were kids, just being idiots and sniffing everything we saw.
Then swinging over a broken boat with no idea how to swim.
"Reckless" was never in our vocabulary,
we did what did whenever we wanted.
Finally came our dream- the one that got my here- seeing every critic take their front 
row seat.
Everyone drops down to their knees.
Dead silence until the organs start playing.

Copyright © John Monteblanco

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  1. Date: 5/26/2011 6:50:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing the heart of your poetry with us here at Poetrysoup. I enjoyed reading your fasinating poetry this morning and I look forward to reading more of your poetry John. Love, Carol