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Dancing at Joinville

Carl Ginsburg*



Old Jacques &

  smooth Pierre

    the ladies'

skirtsriding their


  heels flashing.

Pierre moves like an



     he swirls his old

black laced girl


         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



         this life

& that tune

          its old harmony

haunting the



   of bodies.



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