First Dance

{1984}

 

..


We are all stiff arms and too-long
limbs and sweaty palms and Lionel
is belting out Hello and I just know
everybody is watching and I’m not
even really sure I like you anymore
and then the next song starts and
it’s a fast one but you don’t let go
and it’s just too awkward to do so,
and so I keep my shy hands on
your shoulders and just rock back
and forth and now of course every
-one is watching because we’re
supposed to be rocking out and
we’re still just standing here rocking
and they’ll still be talking about it
on Monday, but summer’s coming
soon, and then you’ll move away.

 

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2 Responses to First Dance

  1. M says:

    i was *way* too dorky to ever be on the other side of that dance. ~

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