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.

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