A Moonlit Dance~

We danced under the moonlit, starlit, skies

You and I

Your right arm around my back, your left hand grasping mine.

We turned and swayed and moved our feet not only to the music from the player

but to the hushed beat of our two hearts.

Under the starlit skies in our backyard.

Everywhere and nowhere

For no reason and every reason

Our bodies moving so well together

Even when it looked like we were walking side by side

We were actually dancing

Because we were so in sync

You, on my right side because you had hearing loss in your right ear

I still keep my right hand free when I walk

Just in case

Maybe….maybe someday I’ll feel your hand take mine again

We moved and swayed together for 24 years

In passion, in motion, in love, in sync

That space on my right side?

There is a gaping emptiness there that is as tangible as your physical presence once was

And my physical body reaches towards that emptiness

Only to find air

And I think it just kind of remains suspended there

Not knowing where to go or how to go, differently

I don’t know how to go, differently.

But I move and I sway sometimes

 In my memory

Under moonlit skies I raise my hand to your shoulder and place my right hand in yours

Universes and stars and moonlit darkness gleam as our dance floor

And I spirit dance with you~


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  • commented 2016-08-06 06:56:53 -0700
    I love this – “spirit dance” so beautifully put.
  • commented 2016-08-04 18:28:08 -0700
    Lovely! Me too!
  • commented 2016-08-04 06:41:43 -0700
    Lovely…and I “spirit dance”, too.