Rita Dove: “Fox Trot Fridays”

 dancing close

Fox Trot Fridays

Thank the stars there’s a day
each week to tuck in

the grief, lift your pearls, and
stride brush stride

quick-quick with a
heel-ball-toe. Smooth

as Nat King Cole’s
slow satin smile,

easy as taking
one day at a time:

one man and
one woman,

rib to rib,
with no heartbreak in sight-

just the sweep of Paradise
and the space of a song

to count all the wonders in it.

Rita Dove
Callaloo – Volume 24, Number 4, Fall 2001, pp. 999-999

Photo credit: Dancing Close by Idandersen


~ by matt on 2 November 2007.

One Response to “Rita Dove: “Fox Trot Fridays””

  1. trhis is a pretty pic

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