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at the corner of boone trails and owen
she learned the brevity of flight:
glinting bumper for launch pad
trajectory approximately 5 feet
across the median.

she pirouetted
as proud, as swift
as any prima ballerina
but the landing
proved rough.

this I keep for her -
the listless weight of limbs
defying gravity, the beastly beauty
of a body bouyant before
its death.
Saw a girl hit by a car today. Had to write something for her.
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beautyinreview Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I wish there was something deep and meaningful I could say about this piece, but I can't think of anything. i think you captured the ephemeral quality of the moment really well. That moment where it all seems to hang in the air, like "is this really happening?" - any prima ballerina, listless weight of limbs, body bouyant.

A lovely, delicate, sad tribute.
LiliWrites Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much. :hug:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   General Artist
So beautiful.
This is also really sad. Prayers sent out for the girl. :rose:
I love the structure and power. :hug:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :)
Astrikos Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012   General Artist
falcorn0squirrel Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am so sorry, for that girl and for you, it's not easy to see something like that. The poem is beautiful and i think she would love it.
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.
Hfeather53 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing. Great work.
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. :)
wyldhoney Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:( Poor girl. I fortunately haven't seen many accidents, but the ones I did are burned into my memory.
Still, to find beauty in something horrible is what makes someone a true artist, I feel.
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