A Poem by Raevyne

It's not about the stage.


Rising in the hum of rehearsing lines

Terrified breathing tears my throat

Not for the stage, but the exit

To a plywood prison, your sin my cellmate

Defenseless, against it I will be pressed-


I pull on virgin white ballet tights

                        You watch me.


Retired is the comfortable cover of voices

My caked stage make-up face, interrupted 

cracked with shock.

Exposed like the woodwork of an empty set

Revulsion quivers in my throat

Climbs in my limbs, convulses 

My violated bones sob with loss-                        


I re-enter the play

        Your eyes follow me.

© 2010 Raevyne

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I saw this potentially as a loss of virginity. The description of the make up, and the presence of the "Virgin white" ballet tights seems to subtly point in that direction. Either way it is a nice metaphor. Hopefully I found the point.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

nice job..... I liked the way u wrote the poem......

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Added on September 21, 2009
Last Updated on January 6, 2010



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