When Miss Helen finally responded today
The bare sensuality of her touch
Shocked me almost as much as it did
The first time we danced twenty years ago
When I unexpectedly found myself
Dancing with her deep in the pocket of the beat
It took a while for her to get there today
To emerge from her isolation
And enter the bubble with me
Where she made her offer …
An offer of rhythm and touch
That I gladly accepted.
As it was then, so it was today
Dancing hand-to-hand without artifice
Once again deep in the pocket with Miss Helen.
© Reece Burka 2/1/2019