Dance Party of One


Got me plenty of sweaty glee
and a bum knee
and the 1-2-3 of my own heart

True or false: my current pulse
rate is pounding to the surface,

my co
-ordinates are un-
and my

energy’s de

But that five-minute kiss
of spastic music bliss
what I

written for toads.




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19 Responses to Dance Party of One

  1. Susan says:

    True and just what I needed! Lovely!

  2. Miss Stacy says:

    yes…sometimes we just need to MOVE!

    awesome write for this prompt. totally enjoyed.

  3. Ah.. the beat beat beat my heart… that release..

  4. Brendan says:

    It’s gotta be in our evolutionary wiring, something we keep from our shark side of the family — gotta move, gotta shake, else we die. You nailed it.

  5. Chris says:

    damn fine poem!

  6. Candy says:

    Pure delight!

  7. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    This was wonderful 😀 really felt the pulsing beat throughout this piece 😀

    True or false: my current pulse
    rate is pounding to the surface,

    Beautifully executed 😀

  8. Kir Piccini says:

    Time to hit the floor my friend.
    BOOGIE ! 😉

  9. Kerry O'Connor says:

    Wonderful and inspiring too.. Dancing is a really great form of kinetic energy.

  10. just
    what I
    needed….. yep, sometimes, your feet respond whether you want to or not!

  11. Sherry Marr says:

    Oh I love this. Enjoyed the wordplay – perfectly penned!

  12. Five minute kiss of spastic music bliss!!! LOVE!!!

  13. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    Oh gosh, this is a poem I too could have written (though perhaps not in such inspired words) after attempting to dance with the old gusto. 😀

  14. 🙂 what a great description of dancing!

  15. Isadora Gruye says:

    De, fantastic work here! I especially admire your line enjambments and how they convened a sort of loosed breath and frenetic-ness. Thanks for posting to the out standard and Viva la!!!

  16. C.C. says:

    Sometimes even if it depletes us, it’s still something glorious that we needed 😉

  17. herotomost says:

    Woohoooo!!!! Yes it was. That was fantastic!

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