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The World's Most Marvelous Lady Gymnast
by Francine DuBois

Cries herself to sleep on Mondays
after "Gossip Girl"--she'll never look
like that and no matter how many
times she's been told she's cute, she
wants to be beautiful for once.
More than anything, she wants to be
someone else, someone whose life
wasn't a choreographed floor routine
determined after a tumbling class
before she could even read.
She wonders what would have happened
had she just gone out of bounds
(just one foot over the line, sweet Jesus)
and she could have been a loser.
By losing she could have been herself,
whoever that really is,
instead of the world's most marvelous
lady gymnast.

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