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Watermusic

written by: Ipsita Banerjee

@ipsyb

 

A tempo de minuetto plays
I feel your hand
on the small of my back
as you box-stepped
my two left feet
into the semblance
of a dance.

I dance like that now
living life in boxes
your arms do not hold me
no one covers that mis-step
with a careless frown
a wink, a smile,
or a shrug.

Lead me again into a waltz
I will pick up my feet and dance
I will remember
the steps where I faltered
just let me rest my face
upon your shoulder
inhale the fragrance of you.

 

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
My father tried to teach me to dance. Today, while listening to Handel's 'Watermusic', these words just flowed from my heart. He died 24 years ago. Not a day passes that I do not miss him.

Ipsita Banerjee

Ipsita Banerjee

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