the waltz of want
She’d spent her entire life dancing on the edge of perfection, cutting hands and face and feet on the razor-thin precipice of need. Growth occurred, but randomly, and in all sorts of crazy directions.
The light was always what attracted her, when it was the dark she should have been reaching for. Everyone knows that all the real truths lie hidden in the shadows.
But she avoided the gloom like a child afraid of the monster beneath her bed.
She just wanted her moment in the sun.
When it came, she was surprised to see how many scars she had acquired along the way.
Even so, she tilted her face up and she smiled, opening her arms to embrace the warmth upon her skin.