Take a step back

you are dancing

afterall

so pause

before the two step

and twirl

catch the room off-guard

enter the dangerous

where each foot follows a line

and avoids it

Exchange hands

and side-step feet

the beat must be neat

perfection

and everybody else

smelling their perfume

nature’s rehearsal

for the back room

or the dancer

who cuts his legs

to the music’s moan

a triumph of action

his lost awareness

to solemn stares

from those

watching him

the man who dances alone.

6 thoughts on “The Man Who Dances Alone

  1. Hi there, Intellectual Shaman (great name btw!),

    I am reaching out because I noticed you liked my my most recent post.

    As a writer who is fairly new to WordPress (& blogging in general), I am interested in how you came across my post.

    I plan on being more active in the digital publishing world now that I am out of school. I would like to find a community of like minded creators (such as yourself) that I can engage with and be motivated by.

    Any insight would be absolutely valued and appreciated.

    All the best,

    Mr. Fangler

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi Ray, I’m glad that you discovered one of my earlier poems! I am just discovering that love is the secret! There is a difference between knowing this and practicing this, because love is spiritual. I love certain things in my life (golf, books, the library, friends, etc.) and the more I love, and write about it, the better I am in every way–sounds cliché. Oh well… I think I found your blog through a wordpress search, under a subject line. I started my blog to write consistently, and it has helped me with that. I think there needs to be a bigger WHY? beyond blogging. My inspiration is Bukowski and Thoreau. I’m not sure if this helps… Best, Andy.

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