The poetic city: A Suite for Miss Helen “Bringing the Music Back to Miss Helen 7/7/12”

Reece Burka and Miss Helen enjoying a hug and a dance. (Photo by: Richard Eager)




Bringing the Music Back to Miss Helen   7/7/12


As I put the earbuds

gently in place

the flaccid spirit surges

first in surprise,

then in delight.


Hearing the music,

nothing could stop the dance.

From chair to chair

we clasp hands and move

as we always did

two as one one to the beat.


Others watch, even applaud

They enjoy the spectacle as 

we dance and dance and dance

until time runs out and I promise

to be back for more …  soon. 


© Reece Burka 2/1/2019


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