Every dance I’ve ever been to (a poem)

Inspired by a song on the Cale & Eno album Wrong Way Up.

The lilting rhythms
give her something to dance to
while he stands in the corner (as usual)

When embarrassed and proud
come to the dance together
embarrassed watches proud live out loud

Proud wishes embarrassed would join her
to shout out loud in unison
instead of hiding in the corner (as usual)

(27 March 2015—posted March 28)