Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Dance Partner

Dance Partner

You were my dance partner for years
But even when my nipples shook
Our cheeks touched
Our legs intertwined
For you; it was just about dancing
For  years our fingers touched
Our knees kissed
Our backs mopped the floor
For  years, I trembled on the dance floor
Your eyes looked into mine-you were frozen
My eyes looked into yours-I was melted
For years, our sweat made patterns on the floor
Our shadows flew across the stage
Audiences watched us
For me; it was about love
Couldn’t you notice?
When I nearly blinded you as I pulled my skirt higher and higher
When I lay over you with my mouth wide open
I was asking for more than the dance
I was asking for the dancer

By Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva
Previously published in Unjumping and Drumvoices Revue