Misty Blue

misty blue

Muse In motion
A flurry of pink tulle en pointe
Giving the awed crowd
Glimpses of greatness
She leads
Long, graceful sinewy plies set
Against varying backdrops
Purposeful strides where many said
It could never exist
Used faulty logic and science to
Beat back black ballerinas

Now we see
Grand jetes of color
On stages there are
Armies of arms sculpted by
Hard work, dedication and the sweat
Of Katherine Dunham, Alvin Ailey and Judith Jamison
Just backstage there are millions of eyes watching
With reverence
And gleaming with pride

One thought on “Misty Blue

  1. Jill says:

    Love it! You don’t usually hear about ballerina role models, but here they are, appreciated and celebrated appropriately.

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