Now enter child-ballerina,

 

delicate, pretty

in pink-long-leg ribbon-wrap,

stretchy tights & leotard:

 

entendre before plie,

            then en pointe:

 

beauty-gone-broken-toe-shoe

wibble-wobble             plop,

but will she rise

 

to try floor-skim: bourree,

 

or opt, once again,

for just running and jumping

away?  Allegro!  Slender girl

 

climbing a trellis—

happy,

beside the climbing roses,

and looking in the mirror—

 

sees American Beauty

& a rookie at the barre.