The HeartBeat

October 23, 2008
By Catherine Wyatt, Purcellville, VA

The HeartBeat
I stand behind the black sheet of velvet,
afraid that the crowd on the other side
can hear my heart beat.
It parts from the middle,
I am exposed.
The lights beam down on me as the music starts.
After a long combination of

Twists





Turns






Kicks





And leaps-
the music stops.
Success bolts through my body as the crowd
stands to their feet
and clap.
My feet carry my body offstage
but my
Heart
Is still out there


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