Look how she dances with such magnificence,

carrying her pointed toes with every sweep of her leg

producing a soft brush against the hardwood floor

and eliciting cheers from the enraptured audience.

Her eyes point downward with a supreme haughtiness,

her lips pursed in monarchical agency, like that of a queen.

Travelling from one side of the stage to the other;

how she flies with well-kept grace!

She bows with a splendid smile,

and the dark velvet curtains draw,

cuing from the audience a round of spectacular ovation,

the indicator of an act that has been imprinted firmly in their minds

like an indelible mark of punishment on the forehead of the accused.