passion poetry

Do You Want to Dance?

It’s Just a Jump to the Left — runner-up in The Lark’s poetry competition

Carolyn F. Chryst, Ph.D.
The Lark
Published in
3 min readJul 29, 2022
Photo by Nihal Demirci Erenay on Unsplash


a small army of ballerinas
find for themselves a space
tall mirrors to watch themselves
grow in late afternoon light
stretching and gliding
in the also living room
into young women
of graces



Carolyn F. Chryst, Ph.D.
The Lark

Has had an eclectic life — Waitress, Actress, Zoo Curator, Story Teller, Poet, Exhibit Designer, Writer, Farmer and Educator. Writing, essential as breathing.