do you dream

do you dream of me
move me there
from here
at a distance?

do I dream of you
see you here
when you’re there
at a distance?

yes, we share a dream
you who are here
and I who am there
defying distance

Tea dance time

Sid faded away in tea dance time
slow
slow
then too soon
quick quick.

Foxtrot Oscar he used to say
when his knees would not lift him
and his eyes would sparkle.

Through the window
we would watch his face
and see the smile
as his left foot tapped out the rhythm.

One two three
one two three
one
and then no more.

Bet still held his hand
as she always had
from their very first dance with the carpets rolled back
and the piano in the corner.

One two three
she said.
One two three
again.
One.