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  • If you can walk,
    they told us,
    you can dance
    Of course the years spent learning to walk
    are all well behind us now
    and, watching them,
    graceful and deliberate,
    so with one another,
    completely in the moment.
    I know I thought, "Yeah. Right."

    So each Thursday we went back.
    Back to the basics.
    Back to walking.
    We held each other awkwardly
    and said sorry often.
    Until came the day Michelle said,
    "You know!
    You know!
    We’re dancing!'
    and we were

    In time, some dancers
    leave the circle.
    But, listen, the music plays on
    and we will never
    never forget
    never forget the joy
    the joy of those first steps together

    Oh, if we can learn to dance together
    what is there we cannot do?
    Who can think of us and them
    if together we have danced the tango.
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