Stepping Back


It’s like I’m outside at a circus, looking through a dirty glass window, watching all the kids having fun inside…

Climbing tall ladders to reach high wires. Pulling a lion’s tail. Stepping on the oversized shoes of clowns.

In time, I turned back to pass between bended fence posts and begin my journey home – 10,000 steps.

© 2021 Phil Perkins

This creative writing was originally posted February 21, 2021. Today, I’ve reposted it to open the comments and also include a musical selection. Thanks for reading!


PHOTO CREDIT: this is a modified photo from unsplash.com.


7 responses to “Stepping Back”

  1. I really enjoyed everything about this. The vision of the words. The photograph. Everything. I’m having a hard time putting it into words myself. I love the first line so much. I’m so glad I discovered your site today. The imagery of a circus always gets me for some reason.

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