She seeks no applause, nor is granted any,
for her wild pirouette at the end of the pier
which stings of the music
tourists would not admit to knowing
even if they were at home
with the curtains closed.
—Darrell Lindsey is the author of Edge of the Pond (Popcorn Press, 2012) and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize (2007) and a Rhysling Award (2014). He won the 2012 Science Fiction Poetry Association Contest (Long Form category), as well as the 2014 Balticon Poetry Contest.