V. Vagari

Rookie (1980)

My Tragic Ballerina

As the show had begun it began like the sun
with gentle music slowly starting to play,
when I’m introduced from stage right by a peculiar first site
from behind the curtain a ballerinas betrayed.

With a hesitant twist a pirouette in remiss and a halfhearted jeté displayed,
she hangs her head low, in mid plié for show
and now frozen in place - time refrains.

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