Jazz Dancer

Jazz Dancer


brassy bronze

jazz sax solos

with your

ballet shoes


Notes in the air

scoop up

your feet

and you dance


beams of wood


bars of music


Ah, there you are,

Spinning en pointe…

En garde, my heart!

(but I’ve already lost this fight;

in fact, I’ve taken a dive for love)


In your movements

I hear Beale Street


In your eyes I see







Your feet write rhythms


Your hands transpose keys


Your elegant fingers twirl them

together into something

Transcendent and Divine


You are a

Jazz Dancer

and I

a mere mortal

crying with gratitude

at the


you’ve given




Author: smithaw50

I live in NJ. Concentrating now on a getting a full time writing career started. Glad you could be with me on the journey. Ready? Here we go...

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