You've already had a successful career.You've already retired from that successful career.You retired from that successful career to break the laws.The laws of gravity that is.You *might* be coming out of retirement.You and the law have had a flirtation for a while.At times you have felt like people have just given up on youYou spent some time at a facility called VGA.VGA was worse than juvy.You've ever felt like you were in the middle of an "I hate you sandwich".There was a person that was the bread of that sandwich.The bread of that sandwich was your new gymnastics coach.Hating you is practically a sport.You prefer Buttaharas to Tsukaharas.You can memorize a preschool beam routine.You can throw a double back without training it first.According to you, college gymnastics is one big fat to-don't.You're sick and tired of being judged; you don't need it.There are a lot of rumors about you floating around.You've never seen anyone blow out a knee.You walked out on something important and it's haunted you since.You want to control your tricks.You got your GED when you were 15.You spend 6 hours a day training tricks that could kill you.When you get nervous, you picture people trying to do what you do.But not in their underwear, because ew.You have ridiculous friends who support you through anything.When people hate on you they feel so upstaged.The reason you don't have a boyfriend is not that you don't have time or a life, it's because you don't have boobs.You've thrown people under the bus to get what you wanted in the past.You're not proud of doing this.You know it's not called gym-nice-tics.You've had soda thrown on you.You know boys.They're friends.People should try it sometime.You know the best answer to some situations is to floor it.Your mom can be manipulative.Sometimes your parents are jerks.But sometimes they do tell you what you need to know about people.Sometimes it all gets to be too much for you.People don't owe it to you to be good at what they do.They owe it to you to be a decent human being.Sometimes you misjudge people.You stand up for your loved ones when they need you to.Sometimes this means sacrificing some of the things you want to stand up for them.You have taken a stand to change something you love for the better.The people in power didn't like this.You still did it anyways.Life isn't about winning.You're not here to screw people over.You want people to be proud of you and have your back.You've realized that you're the only one that can judge you or diss you.You've decided not to hate things you haven't tried yet.Your feet have been glued.Some would say they were glued to a high speed bus.Your name is Haley.Your name is Haley Graham.You are Haley Graham the gymnast.You are in fact a movie character.
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