The Balance of The Ballerina

The Balance of The Ballerina
Joseph Delli Gatti

A dark reflection dances
just below the surface –
an angel and a devil
balanced on a sole.

The pink-ribboned shoe
turns and forsakes the floor –
an angel flying closer to heaven,
a devil falling closer to hell.

They reunite again and again –
each time sounding soft taps
until the notes of the music stop
and the dancer leaves the stage.