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  • I watched
    the dancers
    moving to music
    together, as one

    Couples dancing
    old and young
    dancing well
    dancing badly

    Young, tentative
    discovering rhythm
    shy smiles buried
    in the shoulder
    of their partner

    Older, anticipating
    each other, as if
    they knew where
    they were going
    and how to go

    Watching them
    on the dance floor
    I was overcome
    by emotion

    Moved to a tear
    by the couples
    by the dancing
    until at last
    I left, alone
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