Not in perfect proportion,
But not precariously every day.
I keep those plates spinning,
Swiftly shifting attention and energy,
A little quiver here,
A little shimmy there,
But they wobble on, all the same.
One little thing goes wrong,
Or a tiny inconvenience
Magnified into ridiculousness
by the paltry forces holding everything together,
Moving in motion together,
Orbiting me, the gravitational center.
Until one little thing goes wrong,
“Chinese acrobats perform for holiday in Manila.” ChinaDaily. 29 Dec. 2010. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/photo/2010-12/29/content_11769482.htm. Accessed 16 Mar. 2017.