Overtime and The Dance is a fascinating collection of poems that embrace and reflect on life's largess: the richness of empathy in exploring our relationship with the physical, and more than physical, world; the confluence where moments foreshadow and guide other moments, where decline occasions new growth, and where absence provides a new presence.
The After Party
The louder party in a brighter room
Where everyone half-dressed in finery
Revels- shouts and drinks and dances -
Knees wobble, hips swing, eyes avert
Or not. What?
I can barely hear you.
Forgive me, but you don’t look so good
After a long night carousing, my dear
And I too must show signs of wear
And couldn’t write a decent sonnet
To save my life. Something about
The prevalence of euphemisms when
Everything worthwhile has been said.
Still the band plays on,
so we dance.
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