Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Rhumba (Day 664)

man dances  rhumba 

hand on the waist

of an invisible partner 

she has not been easy 

to lead  relentless birdlike 

interest quick and sharp 

turning and twisting in his 

arms  glancing at her own 

feet to assure herself 

she will not be carried 

away  working furiously 

at the tragic melange  

she enjoys  never being 

asked to dance  with him 

or any man  he finds it funny  

he’d believed she could  

apparently  he was wrong

(c) 2018, by Hannah Six

Image: Vernon and Irene Castle, 

by Frances Benjamin Johnston

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