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The Funambulist

by M. Fritz Wunderli 5 months ago in social commentary
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The Thin Line Between

Bi-pedal.

2 feet along a razor's edge

Straddling the line between

2 worlds.

Bi-capitate.

Split in 2, torn down the middle

Balancing the fringe between

2 sides.

Bi-partite.

2 parts of me to choose from

Wavering and leaning between

2 halves.

Bi-semic.

2 meanings for one person

Choosing who I am between

2 definitions.

Bi-phasic.

2 phases to move through

Stuck in the crease between

2 chapters.

Bi-facial.

2 faces to present, to reveal

A narrow contour between

2 surfaces.

Bi-cardial.

2 to beat, pump, and love means

More to accept, more to share between

2 hearts.

Bi-full.

2 to make me whole, complete

Don't want to choose between

2 features.

Bi-ocular.

2 eyes to see myself more clearly

No thin filament between

2 points.

Bi-pedal.

2 feet on the ground, running

No longer straddling between

2 worlds.

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About the author

M. Fritz Wunderli

I love storytelling and the transformative process it brings for both readers and writers. I hope my stories have that same effect.

Check out my Instagram page- @vunderwrites.

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  • Miranda Putney7 days ago

    I love this piece, thank you for sharing it :)

  • Isabela Ottoni5 months ago

    Love the duality, and what a beautiful poem!

  • Madeline Davis5 months ago

    A great invitation to consider and contemplate self-reflection more deeply. Not a word wasted in this packed poem, but full of punch to read and reread... Excellent work!

  • D. L. Lewellyn5 months ago

    Thought provoking, with a great rhythm.

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