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PAS DE DON'T

Kathleen Heil

 

 

no           

no

 

step should be codified               

of a barre    you can   

it will leave you

grew up      asked

et al              embody

embrace the ability    

rehearse     every

abandon     it 

searching for  

 

though I could I do enjoy          

hold on and know

reverent      dancers     

to bow           before

obligation like ex-

to fail            at what      

doubt 'til      it's                       

altogether   a little

a second   

 

the solemn certitude          

once you're warm

I know who

Bournonville

altar boys  do  we

we know

perfected    or else

lighter        still

longer—

 

 

 

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