she dances

twirls lightly

in that old black dress that mommy bought

she dances

steps too and fro

and watches as all the day lillies grow

she dances

laughs and smiles too

starring up at the big old blue

she dances

flowing from here to there

not understanding why people stare

she dances

twirls lightly

as the black dress starts to rip

she dances

steps too and fro

watches as the lillies start to wilt

she dances

laughs and smiles too

lying to herself staring up at the big old grey

she dances flowing from here to there

and starts to learn why people stare

she dances

she crys

she dies