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.