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Twist and Turn to Get it Right

I can't stand it anymore

My limbs are aching and my spine feels tortured

My body wants to collapse on the floor from exauhstion

I feel I might deflate.

You pick me up from my weak state and prop me up again

I just want it to end.

I want to relax and breath a little, but I hear you say

We're not through yet

I sigh again and reach forward toward you

My forehead glistens with sweat

I lift my leg up to that awkward pose I dispise so much

I don't think you understand... Or maybe you do

But to feel the way I feel right now..

There's too much pressure on me and I

Almost can't handle the heat you force out of me

Your hand touches my mid section ever so lightly

But convincing.

You lead me to where you want me to be.

I can't help but think how I never have a say..

I look back toward you just for a moment

Your concentration level is so high

I look forward again to the mirror

how odd we both look...

I smile comes across my dreary face

I try to imagine a different setting, one not so forced upon me

The music on the video brings me back to life

As we try to mimic those moves.

Your such a professional

I feel like an idiot, I'd never thought of doing this at all

But I got suckered in again...

My flimsy skirt flys up as you spin me around to face you

You help my arms to fly straight up into the air,

Swift, quick movements now, we're getting to the finale.

My other leg flys up and you catch it with perfect grace.

You toss me back a little then real me in again.

I notice where your going and Im forced to follow

Our moves are as one, my arms fly over your shoulders

my toes come up to a point,

I can't believe we came this far.

Usually we stop half way because I can't take it.

The dvd stops and you look at me

You can't believe what we just did,

We've never gone this far.

I collapse on the floor tired, sweaty

I look at you, you toss me my duffle bag

All I can think is "wow"

I pick myself up, hug you good-bye

I see a twitch in your eye and laugh..

"next ballet practice we'll get it right" you say

I walk out of the studio, and the lights go black.
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Submitted on May 02, 2011

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hey so there's like three poems on here that are mine, but I couldn't figure out my old email address.. and that makes me sad :( more…

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