if we had ever


if we had ever
in these seven years
danced together
you would know
the one way

I would let you
lead me
without question

if not
the only place

with heels on
I am taller than you
by inches
instead of fractions

looking up
makes you uncomfortable

and so we move
to different rhythms
in separate music

you will never know
how automatic
those backward following steps

women learn as girls
are to me
in this body



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6 thoughts on “if we had ever

  1. Well done. Yet funny thing, you also know how to shuffle forward. I could play hoops in ankle straps. How many dudes could do such a thing?

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