Coat

Happy National Poetry Month from Stance on Dance!

BY EMMALY WIEDERHOLT; ILLUSTRATION BY CAMILLE TAFT

Do you see your body

                hanging off you

                like a coat on a warm spring day?

Pull up your skin

                like a pair of underwear

                and prepare to move in it.

Swim in your muscles.

Get lost in your bones.

And if you gasp

                at the pleasure and pain

                coating your nerves,

rejoice.

It means you’re not ready

                to cast off your body

                after all.

 Coat

Emmaly Wiederholt is a dancer and writer in Santa Fe, NM, and the woman behind Stance on Dance.

Camille Taft is a seventeen year-old dancer living in Longmont, CO, who has trained throughout her life in primarily ballet and modern dance. With both her parents as visual artists, she has always appreciated the excitement that comes from a collaboration of mixed media, and was thus overjoyed to have the opportunity to work with Stance on Dance. 

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