Thursday, October 24, 2013

Prima Ballerina Assoluta

pale orchid assoluta shimmering on the stage:
in tulle, beyond the demi-glittering waltz length dress
your soul was made for jeweled breezes,
sequined to perfection.

what difference can it make what role you play;

it's only the difference between rose and rose
in an heirloom garden of poses
perfectly realized.

pale orchid assoluta, in colours of vanishing

for a moment, stay-mid-air-
in the pearlized daydream of the little girl

in a peach sundress who is

taking flying leaps by herself 
all over the summer carport
dreaming she is like you,

assolutely beautiful


mary angela douglas 24 october 2013