interviewing the ballet girl.

The day you fell, was a tragedy for us all.
Sometimes the saying “Did you fall from heaven?” doesn’t quite fit,
even though it was often asked of you.

After all, Heaven was where you belonged—
among the stars.

Perhaps that is why in my life, I had always taken such care
never to break any bones.

Though your legs shattered, you didn’t feel it.
It didn’t hurt quite as much
as your heart.

What was it like to rise into the spotlight?
And then miss a step and fall from the stage?

“For a dancer?” you replied.

It was like hell.

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