Finally after 9 years, the follow up to ‘Ruby Red Shoes’ makes it’s bow. If Ruby Red Shoes was a metaphor for all that is good in life, then Tiny Dancer represents friendship, love and ultimate loyalty in pulling friends and loves through life storms and showing them the positives of being loved.
Tiny Dancer pirouettes through dark corridors of thought
in resplendent redress she weaves and contorts,
holding life’s candle, lighting shadows that fade
she paves illumination and dances onto his stage.
Her movement in elegance is seemless and smooth
she’s eclipses her tutu’d, feathering moon,
a moment recurring, an audient beguiled
now sensing a longing, she’s captured his smile.
Weightless symphonia, a ghostly refrain
she unravels and twists through his sadness and pain,
streaming as tears, she swan dips bowing in grace
unlocking the doors to his incarcerated faith.
Tiny Dancer pirouettes toward freedom and light
having turned his corners and opened his eyes,
in resplendent redress she still weaves and contorts
her radiant pose etched forever within his orchards of thought.
©Nick Hawkins, 1.5.16, all poetry rights reserved