I Dance

I dance between satin sheets
Pirouette, plie, jete
Deep breaths, rounded arms
Smile frozen to my face

Tangled and twisted in satin
The jete incomplete
Dreams aborted
Wet satin, color of the sky

Dreams of dance
Color of despair
Lifetime of training
Danced between satin sheets

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Alabaster

 

Tears stream over bloodshot orbs

Concealed behind shaded lids

Painful heart pounding in a chest

That can bear no more weight

 

Artificial smile sculpted to a face

Of alabaster, carved to conceal

Designed to blend into crowds of

Imposters, pretending pretty lives

 

A lifetime of hiding, blending, fitting in

Painting on smiles before venturing out

Memorizing full pages of good will,

Pleasantries to spew without thought

 

Your inability or unwillingness

To adapt to life’s opportunities

I cannot reach you

I walk away alone

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I will not forget

 

Your fingerprints upon our lives

Your footprints across our hearts

Your voice whispering in our minds

 

Tears stream down our faces

You touched our souls

You left your mark

Tattooed across our being

 

I will not miss you at all

You are forever in my heart

I see you in the clouds

Hear you in the wind

 

Your laugh rumbles in the sky

Others think it thunder

I know that it is you

No, I for one will not miss you

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