Stage Fright

 /   /  By Emma Birches
Stone Soup Magazine
January/February 2015

By Jane Trina

I am bold but I still have fear
Small as a bug on a leaf
Step by step to center stage

Spiders up my spine
Shoulders back
Lump in my throat
Swallow hard
Cloud in my head
Think straight

Words in a cocoon
Make their way out
Start to fly
In the bright lights
I find my voice

Stage Fright Jane Trina

Jane Trina, 10
Whitefish, Montana

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