On Balancing On A Steel Girder

Illustration by Alessandro Gottardo

Have you seen those photographs of the shirtless men balancing on steel girders thousands of feet above New York City? Yes. They look like they’re relaxing in a lawn chair with a glass of iced tea on a Sunday lawn in the summer with the sounds of their children running through a sprinkler just out of sight and not, as they are, balancing on a steel girder thousands of feet above New York City. If you have not seen them then that’s what they look like. Just the sight of one of those photographs makes me lightheaded and I have to lie down on the ground until the vertigo passes.

Originally published April 1, 2015 in Vending Machine Press, Issue 9.

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