not like a ballerina (from suzy to you)

 

We’ve heard you were a victim.
Stop crouching in the shadows, chewing your hair.

 

You can be graceful, not like a ballerina,
like a hedge of coral,

 

built up and eaten and worn down
yet alive, carving the rhythms of the seas.

 

You can be a threshing sledge,
new and sharp with many teeth.

 

Okay, Ophelia
by Jeannine Hall Gailey

Danny HobartWe’ve heard you were a victim.
Stop crouching in the shadows, chewing your hair.

You can be graceful, not like a ballerina,
like a hedge of coral,

built up and eaten and worn down
yet alive, carving the rhythms of the seas.

You can be a threshing sledge,
new and sharp with many teeth.

Okay, Ophelia
by Jeannine Hall Gailey

About suzyloves

i am flowers on the side of the road. 'yes' and 'joy' are important to me. i may not re-read what i write, and i never won a spelling bee, but i do hope you enjoy. the world is getting larger, and i fear our 'human-ness' is growing smaller. this is my attempt to connect. i do love you and i do miss you, so this is my hand reaching out so we can all be love <3
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