Where I learned To Dance
written by: Martina Lynch
Fur collar coat and Suzi-Qs'
She was melodic, rhythmic blues
In fifties shift and rumba.
Cigarette smile, unfurled, from crimson lips
kissing the nails from her finger tips
Curls from her hair that swayed with her hips
As she move in my heart like thunder.
Her perfume danced through my veins
Lifting my feet away from the train
That shackled and rattled my bones
Bled my brain
In tortuous, divorce, full blunder.
For I was only five back then
She walked the path of a suffragen
Laid out my life, before I was ten
I discovered my feet, and I, divorced them
My life, my soul, my wonder.