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By Amelia Fairlie Year 8

As the ballerina

runs onto the stage

taking little ballerina steps

she leaps

into the air

her legs

and the corners of her mouth

point towards

the sky.

This tiny poem first appeared in WriteOn 2017-2018. It started life as an extended slow-motion sentence.

© Amelia Fairlie and The School for Young Writers, 2018.

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