You, with your practiced routines
And run-downs
You’ve learned how to tap your way
Into situations
and execute perfect pirouettes
Out the door
You know just when to make
An entrance
Your arabesques and dips
For no one’s sake but
Your own
You know when to glide
And when to shimmy
Your calculated steps
Those of a pro
Watching you twist and slide your way
Out of trouble
I wonder where you earned
Such moves
And if you’ll ever teach me


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