Take a step back

you are dancing


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


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.

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