The Dancing Game


Yes, it's true that a) I don't celebrate Valentine's Day and b) don't think of myself as a romantic poet. Still, here's a snapshot of love. Share it with someone you love.





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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