The Knife-Thrower

by Mike Topp

I bought some invisible tape today, I think. I dropped a vase and broke it while listening to a record. So I just played the record backwards until the vase came together again on the floor and hopped up to my hands. As a knife-thrower who performs with my wife in the circus, I never get a chance to relax. At work, I'm tense about stuff at home. At home, I'm tense about stuff at work.


Mike Topp is the author of Happy Ending, Some Things for Today and the weblog Red Boldface. He is truly an American original.

1 comment:

Shelbs said...

I really like this. I think a lot of people are the same way about stress. Actually, I think everybody is. Nicely written with a sad truth that resonates with tints of humour.