Ballerina

May 25, 2021 by Kyomi O'Connor
 
                                                        Photo by Nihal Demirci on Unsplash


 

Once upon a time

 

a ballerina

in a small

wooden music box

elegantly carved

little enclosure

 

 

she turned around

and around

tutu bounced

like a feather

 

 

as she embraced the air

in her long delicate arms

all angels smiled

 

 

she danced

on a pale pink satin shoe

pinned in the middle

of the turntable

 

 

the high pitch

metallic tune

slowed down

to melancholy

 

 

the cover was shut

she vanished

into the place

she belonged to

 

hello?

 

hello?

 

is anyone there

answer me

 




 

Once upon a time

 

a ballerina

in a small

wooden music box

elegantly carved

little enclosure

 

 

she turned around

and around

tutu bounced

like a feather

 

 

as she embraced the air

in her long delicate arms

all angels smiled

 

 

she danced

on a pale pink satin shoe

pinned in the middle

of the turntable

 

 

the high pitch

metallic tune

slowed down

to melancholy

 

 

the cover was shut

she vanished

into the place

she belonged to

 

hello?

 

hello?

 

is anyone there

answer me

 

Once upon a time

 

a ballerina

in a small

wooden music box

elegantly carved

little enclosure

 

 

she turned around

and around

tutu bounced

like a feather

 

 

as she embraced the air

in her long delicate arms

all angels smiled

 

 

she danced

on a pale pink satin shoe

pinned in the middle

of the turntable

 

 

the high pitch

metallic tune

slowed down

to melancholy

 

 

the cover was shut

she vanished

into the place

she belonged to

 

hello?

 

hello?

 

is anyone there

answer me

 



The poem was composed for the "30 Day Poetry Challenge" on Write Under the Moon.