tagNon-Erotic PoetryBroken Ballerina

Broken Ballerina


Silk ribbons adorn broken ankles
Limping toward the barre
En croix
You press on through the pain
Suffering for your art
Torrents of tears course over grief-stricken cheeks
Another love vanished
Sixteen years worth of passion
Crushed by high-priced black steel
Sacred Worlds
Your preferred song
On pointe
In agony
Perfect Russian Prima
Arabesque in plie
Weakened knees fold
Bravura ruined by failing muscle
Faille flawed by imperfect footing
Pirouette swayed back
No one to catch you during your grand jete

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