Retired Gymnasts And Dancers


I knew,
No.
I know a dancer whose arms
can lift an audience into               
the highest part of any village hall
or any stadium’s call.
Tonight, she dances alone.

I know,
No.
I knew a girl who fell off beams
but carried on despite being ripped,
broken, bloodied and sore.
Tonight she hits the floor,
tonight, she dances alone.