My Life Etched on a Marley Floor


is my life,

etched here on the black Marley by

the blocks in my pointe shoes and

scuffed with marks from my bare feet as

I danced, and sweated, and bleed, and cried.


is my life,

exposed to the critics in the audience, and

struggling to prove my worth as a dancer,

and as a human,

to myself and my audience.


is my life,

my dreams, my passion, my discipline, my hope for tomorrow,

my reason for struggling out of bed each day

and stretching sore muscles with the wonderful knowledge

that I’m alive again today.

I continue to the studio to practice so I can 

create magic.


is my life.

My life etched on a Marley floor.

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