Daring to pursue a dream is like walking on a tightrope. I suppose taking any kind of risk is. And we don't like the tightrope walkers do we? Sometimes we're too contented with failure and settling our feet on the ground, that we don't want to be reminded that there are other options out there, other starry possibilities and rewards.
Talent - Carol Ann Duffy
This is the word tightrope. Now imagine
a man, inching across it in space
between our thoughts. He holds our breath.
There is no word net.
You want him to fall, don't you?
I guessed as much; he teeters but succeeds.
The word applause is written all over him.