Six Word Fridays: Move

We move together. Slow, quick, quick.

My hand in yours. You lead.

I follow, but you cannot lead

without my agreeing to the steps.

You pose a question in movement.

I answer with a corresponding motion.

In this way we conversate together.

You hold me close, but still

allow me room to spin freely.

We step, step, glide, pivot, turn

across the dance floor in harmony.

Weaving a path safely through, around.

You clasp my hand in yours.

The intention of your body funnelled

through your arms, telegraphed through fingers,

guiding us to the music’s rhythm.

My hand rests lightly in yours.

Neither’s hand clutches. They need space.

Tethered together by choice, by action.

A too firm grip ruins flow.

A too weak hold can’t follow.

“Spaghetti arms” can’t maintain a conversation.

The delicate balance between strong and soft

is navigated step by step, collaboratively.

Honey, would you care to dance?

Take the Lead Tango

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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ayala
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 11:54:55

    wow Brook…what a nice write 🙂 I really enjoyed it.


  2. Melissa
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 13:07:56

    In tango as in life, no?

    Ah, I wish I could dance…


  3. cj schlottman
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 16:29:16

    Another spell-binding love poem. Your concrete images make this piece very visual, and I could feel the movements on the dance floor. This is wonderful!



  4. Adrienne
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 17:33:52

    Beautiful! Such a vivid picture of moving together ~ the give and take of a partner’s dance!


  5. Mama Zen
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 18:32:12

    Well done!


  6. Sara
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 18:33:24

    The Imagery is beautiful! I laughed when I got to the line about ‘spaghetti arms’


  7. melgallant
    Sep 11, 2011 @ 18:15:56

    I enjoyed reading this poem immensely – thank you!

    As Melissa said – ‘as in tango as in life.’ So true.


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