Dancing Lessons

by jimowensjr

I get so confused

about these maddening steps,

trying to keep time with the unforgiving rhythm,

not look down at my wandering,

disobedient feet.


I feel the heat on my neck,

everyone staring,

gliding through the maze of the crowd,

their energy,

their skill,

radiating from the polished floor,

shoulders back,

heads up.

Always smiling.


Why is this so difficult?

These dancing lessons are hard.

I wonder if this is the wrong music.

Or maybe this just isn’t my dance.