On Balance

A circus performer tiptoes along a high bar juggling
 flaming torches. The Leaning Tower of Pisa can
   lean only so far before it will fall. A Calder
   mobile’s biomorphic forms jiggle in a
     ghostly breeze, its meaning seen
     mostly through spaces in be-
        tween and shadows on the
         walls. For balance is all
           about what’s left out
              and what’s not. A
                perfect sentence
                 can perform
                     on a dot