Jupiter

Maz Hedgehog

stretch leg high

eyes ahead

core tight

fingers held just

so spin

smooth easy

do not topple

the burn is

not there

it does

not matter stretch

arms up out wide drop

slow breathe

balance

I am still

weightless

I am fat

and muscle

I am bounty

and music

I am

the building

blocks of the

universe made

solid

I can seem

fluid spin

spin faster

spin sycamore

hurricane

planet

stop

turn

extend

step

point

balance

extend

bruised knee

bruised hip

bruised pride

I will not cry

I am more than this

more than graceless

imperfection again

deep breath

stretch leg high

eyes ahead

core tight

fingers held just

So

Maz Hedgehog is a writer, performer, and editor working in the spaces between real and unreal, poetry and theatre, self and other. Their work has found its way onto stages and behind mics from Edinburgh to Brighton, working with organizations like MIF, CBBC, and Penguin. Fond of fairies and folklore, Maz’s work is imaginative, lyrical, and occasionally a little surreal.

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