Valencia College, Lake Nona Campus

“Painted Girls”: A Poem


In a parallel universe, we would be oil painted muses

immortalized by household tales and sold out shows.

We would enter stage right and exit left.

To often we’d forget that we are just like everyone else,

composed of skin and bones.

Roars of admiration would erupt from sizzling darkness.

We deciphered movements instructed by a foreign language we never spoke.

Some say we had precision. To others, a sharpness.

Instead, we walked away from pink tights and hierarchy since

I had a diploma

and you wore long sleeves in the summertime.

I had a scholarship to an out of stage college

while mixed drinks at parties made you out of tune with your internal rhyme.




2 Responses to ““Painted Girls”: A Poem”

  1. Sophia Louis

    This piece of poetry was just breathtaking !
    Love it , Yasmin , keep it up. ❤️



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