a brief index

A Brief Index

(in the ways in which you make my heart dance)

 
1) My heart, for you, is full of fat spirals
and long tender pirouettes

2) It tremors the sultry sway
of extreme heatwaves
at the crease of your uncertain mouth

3) It spins on its head and backflips
as if all these years haven’t even passed through it
when you look at me
that way

4) And when you move close enough to touch
it hops, counting and holding its pathetic breath
praying it won’t tread too heavily,
sweat,
or break entirely

5) But at your kiss it roars;
a furious beast in full charge

galloping about
a charming Paso Doble

 

This poem can also be found in the Emma Press Anthology of Dance (2015)

http://theemmapress.com/shop/anthology-of-dance-paperback/

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