tango

long, long, quick, quick, long

I feel you wanting to dance

though your eyes

have not left mine

I can see you

wrestling

with the music in your mind

a triumphant smile

I can tell

you've found it

the rhythm is yours

long, long, quick, quick, long

long fingers tap against my ribs

a silent question

I glance around, see others

writhing, swaying

in the un-dance of our days

my fingers slip into your hand

my unspoken answer

consent

my other arm slides around your back

finding the niche by your shoulder blade

as you pull me closer

pressing reassurance

against the small of my back

long, long, quick, quick, long

we breathe together for a moment

I close my eyes and fall in love

with the feeling of the lock-in

once more you tap the rhythm

your thumb against my knuckle

long, long, quick, quick, long

now you're gone again

lost in your music

leaving me alone

lost to all but your touch

for yours is the dance

but I am the dancer

you follow the music

while I follow your touch

long, long, quick, quick, long

together we dance

but not with each other

I'm in your arms

dancing with your touch

you're holding me

dancing with the music

both of us lost in the

long, long, quick, quick, long

tango