FIGURE SKATER

The skating rink
A nervous blink
Out on the ice
Dance to entice
Them all.

Chewing her lip
She jumps – a flip
A Bielmann spin
Applause and a din.

The next jump – cries!
The wild joy dies –
She lies on the ice
She's up in a trice
Her ankle screaming
Her face beaming
Tautly

Skating, skating
Hating it all