Taking the lead

Sylvia Munoz

She cannot dance.
She is all hips, no rhythm,
two left feet and
no dance partner.

But she arrives
to the dance floor, ready.
She remembers to take
a deep breath this time.
The air lifts from her lungs
and makes room for more of
her.

Someday her body
will know how to lead
and she will follow.

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