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By @astrid_hartman

Musical Mirror

t felt as though 

My insides 

Had become my outsides,

I felt completely

Exposed. 

Raw.

Vulnerable.

The music 

Was my mirror,

Reflecting to them 

My emotions,

My movements,

My soul. 

For the first time 

I danced 

With my soul on display,

With my heart 

Clearly visible for everyone to see

As it pumped along to the beat. 

It was both 

Exhilarating 

And 

Terrifying. 

After keeping 

Something so precious to me

A secret for so long,

I was afraid 

Of what they would think. 

But the moment the beat dropped,

All of that 

Slipped out of mind,

It was just me 

And the music,

Becoming one. 

Transforming 

Before their eyes 

Into someone they did not know,

Someone fierce 

And confident. 

I danced as my true self,

Feeling the music 

And letting it guide my steps.

It took me by the hand

And gave me purpose,

Gave me confidence in myself 

And in my craft.

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