Ellie Corbin

When I Was A Young Girl - Poem by Ellie Corbin

When I was a young girl
I would watch the skaters on TV
with their sparkly costumes
and smiling faces

I mimicked their programs
on the linolium tile in the kitchen
the world spun until I thought I would fall off its surface

In the winter months
I slid around on patches of ice in the driveway
The dream had begun.

I took a first lesson
stumbling around on the slippery white
falling and pressing my cheeks
to the cold ice

My friend Erin threw slush-balls at me
in between lessons
so I picked up the same slush and threw it back
The dream lives.

And now I can tell
a Lutz from a Flip
but sometimes
in the winter months
I still slide around on ice patches

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 8, 2005

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