Somewhere on a high wire
I slide with ambidextrous hands up down though side-to-side
grasping for round edges of breath one second at a time
Poison is my shadow
a hieroglyphic stranger—a 365 ritual of rounds for life—
a treasure hunt I want to hide and lose.
Carey Link is a retired civil servant from Huntsville, Alabama. Carey is living with metastatic breast cancer. Her poetry has appeared in The Birmingham Arts Journal, Birmingham Poetry Review, and Months To Years, among other publications. Carey has published the chapbook "What it Means to Climb a Tree" (Finishing Line Press) and the poetry book Awakening to Holes in the Arc of Sun (Mule on a Ferris Wheel).