Dancing

 Dancing
–•–
I used to dance with pain
Held her close, flung her wide
Deceiving circles of distracting grace 
Gouges in the floor unseen
 
I used to dance with pain
Only true measure of love
Pushing beat to valve
My prize for crazy shapes 
 
I used to dance with pain
Kept moving when the music stopped
Held on as others drifted off
Ripped raw feet of use no more
 
I danced away from pain
Dulled heart nests in softer rhythm
Space to create a dance my own
Led my feet away
 
Dance from me danced
False circles found again
Distraction sputtering
In absent eyes
 
I leave the floor
In search once more
Of pain
 
 (Photo: Bill Wadman from http://www.duskywondersite.com)

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