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Dancing at Joinville

Carl Ginsburg*

 

 

Old Jacques &

  smooth Pierre

    the ladies'

skirtsriding their

      thighs

  heels flashing.

Pierre moves like an

    arrow,

perfected

     he swirls his old

black laced girl

    inescapable

         as a clock.

And we dance too

     the old tunes blaring

   over the Marne.

       We eat

frites & fried minnows

   while laced hems

      black & purple

move to the inevitable

   dance

      /

         this life

& that tune

          its old harmony

haunting the

       precise

movement

   of bodies.

 

 

*2009 WOOD COIN: The Horny Play Boy Bunny (Jackalope) Gets Some Issue: Ginsburg, “Dancing at Joinville”

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