The faraway look
is always needed,
perhaps even most
when the press at hand
is tall, dark and wide.
If you can’t see
around or over,
Then close your eyes,
stop your ears
and look inside.
That act may reveal
the greatest distance.
Picture that clown
In the circus you
need to become—
so far from where
you are now.
See that child
in the second row
so delighted with you.
Who knew you had
so much to give.

–Allan Cox