the dancer

by Maria Francesca

"I don't dance,"
he says
as he leads her onto the floor
and steps off with the music:

joke, two, three,
laugh, two, three,
talk, two, three,

charm, two, three,
impress, two, three,
spin, two, three,


glance, two, three,
touch, two, three,
brush, two, three,


gaze, two, three,
reach, two, three,
kiss, two, three,

kiss, two, three,
kiss, two, three,

and she thinks to herself
what a monumental liar he is;

this man
is definitely
a dancer.


Posted on 04/27/2007
Copyright © 2024 Maria Francesca

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Sarah Graves on 04/29/07 at 04:25 AM

I enjoyed the read, and the the rhythmic quality about it. All those male dancers, trying to get a date. I like how you go from the general to the specific on his intentions. Great read :)

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 04/30/07 at 04:14 AM

Delightful!! This has a light touch and is the beat with the verbs is too fun. Nice job!!

Posted by Rhiannon Jones on 04/30/07 at 12:14 PM

clever and great fun to read

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