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Night Skating

You skated on the ice all alone

After the hockey boys had gone

Your black booted racer blades cut sharply into the ice

Singing out the swishing sound which did hone

Your ears to tune in like an echo device

To listen like a dolphin for any surface surprise

Your body floated and flew into all the space

Your arms and legs made turns fast and tight

Black velvet night enshrouded your swirling pace

Mythical Mercury wings grew attached to your heels

You were an ice fairy in that cold dark starry night

Hurtling, hurtling, a comet tail you did surely trace.

{ photo by my daughter, Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada }

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