#274 (dance)


how you avoid

my gaze, sticking out

of the crowd

turning your head

so my blazing eyes

won’t find your shame

hidden beneath layers

of calm and suave mien

a faltering smile

drawing strength from

the easily-fooled around you

that dance we do

I know all the steps

while you’re struggling

to keep the beat

your feet slipping on

puddles of tears

and I pick up your heart

from the floor

too soon.


© Matthias Geh, 20th May 2018



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