The Dancer

Stuart Holmes Coleman

19 August 2015

The Dancer

(For APC)

I never knew my mother
was a dancer and a lover
of ballet until suddenly
last summer when she told me
during a long phone call how she
once danced upon the stage
years ago in another age.
At that moment I realized
just as stars glimmer in the night
and the moon shines like a spotlight
my mother dances in my eyes.

© Stuart Holmes Coleman

Image Stuart Holmes Coleman