Poetry of the Soul

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. ~Thomas Gray

lessons from dance March 29, 2010

Filed under: poetry — laurenmichelleotheim @ 2:27 pm

walking to the dance studio

the soles of my shoes ripped half back

so they make the slap – slap – slap

on pavement.

you’d think i was on my way

to water ballet by the wet feeling

between my toes as the holes

let in puddles.

a raindrop drops on my nose

and i wonder what my parents would

say if i got a diamond piercing

right where the cool sensation lingers

on my skin.

(c) Lauren Otheim – 2010

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4 Responses to “lessons from dance”

  1. waystationone Says:

    get it!
    love the small details that make this come alive…

  2. trisha Says:

    vivid description. loved the scene you painted. parents? 🙂


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