The Dancing Game



Floating through a crowded wedding reception

We never discover the dance is a game

Focused on age or longevity

Not questioning but celebrating it,

Giving it a privileged place



Other couples fade from view

Just when they’re supposed to

While we keep dancing

Oblivious to the predetermined competition

That’s captured everyone else’s attention



The music’s still playing

Which proves to be enough for us

To continue holding each other close

While we keep on dancing




© Gayle
Force Press 2007





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