dancing by himself

“I’ve acquired quite a taste
for a well-made mistake;
I want to make a mistake.”
                        –Fiona Apple
he bumble stumbles
across his life
like a drunk
across a dance floor
the band is on break
and he wants to sit down
but the negotiation
from here to there confounds
so he stops his progress
as it was and dances
a side-step to and fro
calling forth his better self
and accepts he’ll never know
any of the steps they show
(May 27, 2013)

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