Pas De Deux
During my youth, I took ballet and modern dance lessons for 9 years from a delicate woman named Miss June.
Because it was part of her job, Miss June spent those years chiding my solid self to “just tuck in your tummy as tight as you can, dear,”
and to this day, I still wish I’d had the wherewithal and presence of mind to reply, as I gestured to the scars behind her ears,
“Kind of like you had the skin on your face tucked and tightened, Miss June?”