we have been talking about falling
and my love’s skill with the balance beam.
i say to my love
i fall all the time and at least once a day
i say: due to a problem with my inner ear
once i fell into a lake and instead of drowning i put all the water in my ear
so i am sorry if my balance is not as good as yours.
my love looks up, says hey
says ‘i was being cocky
we all have inner ear problems’
i say don’t worry about it,
that i have buried trampolines
all over the city
just in case.