Sonnet Dancing


Levitating? Come on – strictly, it’s dancing,
not necessarily well, without much energy,
yet it takes two to get anywhere these days,
nail it as they say, and there is a sharing
with that delicate apilado which will possibly
please judges who are simply standing around

and do not object to oxymoron in a style.
Should this pair lose, there is an escape route
through the archway at the back, a corridor to
other tangos in the snow where whiteouts will
be complete as a natural part of the scenery.

Like here, these three steps out of the expected
sync, self-aware, but gliding to the bitter end
in a flourish of another kind of arch and bend.

[picture by artist and photographer Nick Dormand]

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