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The Dancer

April 22, 2013
By daniellemarie13 GOLD, Escondido, California
daniellemarie13 GOLD, Escondido, California
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Favorite Quote:
“When you’re a kid, they tell you it’s all… Grow up, get a job, get married, get a house, have a kid, and that’s it. But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It’s so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better.” ~ Doctor Who

Watch as dancer picks her way across the floor
Watch as she breathes in
and destroys everything behind her

and the page turns red
like a blood-bound book
and the flame, she dances
around and around and around

Don't look away
Don't turn around
You might just miss
the world burning to the ground

She glides across paper
She leaps into the air
Flying and burning through the assumptions
That they made

At the point of breaking,
She is there
Making you weaker
and blowing the ashes
to put you to sleep
and wrap you with light and warmth

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