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bob fosse moon

every so often, like clock work
there’s a big light in the sky
a spotlight, clock light in the sky
as if bob fosse put it up real high
just high enough
to shed just light enough
for you and i
to begin

from opposite sides of the stage
we enter sometimes aligned and sometimes enraged
but surely by this circular light to be engaged
just high enough and certainly bright enough
for you and i
to move forward

i glide and you slide
and sometimes pass each other to the side
but always with a glance, a nod, in stride--this dance
this fosse'esque arabesque calculated steps in pride
just low enough just high enough
to be a worthy step in time

forward backward, snap it, shake it
push it, force it, ease back, take it
'till it looks like the spotlight in the sky makes it
by its ball of brightness just high enough, just full enough
just close enough, just far enough,
to cast no shadows and light it all
and make a dance floor that will call
us forward
to begin
the full moon says lights! action!, step up! entwine!
five! six! seven! eight! all of yours ‘round all of mine

c.2010 Lisa Ferreri/Wiffledust

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Comment by Dorraine Darden on July 26, 2010 at 12:28pm
All of yours round all of mine- and so it is. This is beautiful, every word spilling light on the others, round and round, dancing under the moon. Love it, Lisa! You are a poet. More please. :-)
Comment by wiffledust on July 26, 2010 at 11:04am
thanks soooo much you guys. i don't do poems as often, and i think i might try to do more. and your encouragement helps alot!!!!! hugs!
Comment by stephen dijoseph on July 26, 2010 at 10:59am
awesome leese! LOVE that image too!
Comment by Jami Ward on July 24, 2010 at 7:11pm
Oh! Dear! Absolutely, stunningly amazing! I. LOVE. THIS!
Comment by Carissa Galow on July 24, 2010 at 6:55pm
I like it :)

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