Unsightly Ballerina

Spinning,
round and round
on a sheet of black.
It is surreal
how time has slowed
I can see
each snowflake
float past the window.

Spinning,
round and round
the world has gone quiet
except for my heart
which has found its way
out of my chest
to pound in my ears.

Spinning,
round and round
the surrounding fields
whiz past
each in turn
and then again.
An unsightly ballerina,
this old rusted Buick
dancing across the open road.

The momentum slows
and the drum beat fades.
Looking around
it really is beautiful
this time of year
but we are facing
the wrong direction
if we ever want to make it home.

© Michele Markley 2008

Unsightly Ballerina

Michele Markley

Joined September 2008

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written December 2008


MCN: CB94X-QPKG7-EH84W

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  • KEITH  R. WILLIAMS
  • Michele Markley
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