One Song Love Stories

grips tighten, sweaty palms begin to slip
temporary sweethearts twirl and back-step
lovers holding hands for a few minutes
moving pairs of lithe and limber couplets
each step in a simple pattern, one-and-
two-and unique as the soles of shoes
on the shining hardwood floor where woman
and man flirt with eyes and musical cues
only to fall for the twirl and the turn
of another on the count of –and-two
follow and lead, feel free to conform
vigor lengthens, livens every sinew
leaving blisters on heels, racing pulses
and one song love stories of the ages

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