greatest show on earth

A circus strongman in the middle of a Big Top, surrounded by a spiral series of weights that increase in size, small in the center where the strongman starts and out by the tent’s edge, equal in height to the circus’s elephants.

The strongman lifts the first and sets down, moves over, lifts and sets down, moves over.

He follows the dumbbell trail out beyond the tent’s flaps to the parking lot where there awaits an enormous weight labeled THE HISTORICAL INJUSTICES FROM WHICH WE BENEFIT.