the dancers

The Dancers 

John Homan 

Setting sun glows warmly on the stone facades.
Gypsy jazz floats from the stage.
A city street blocked off and filled with people.

Brave couples swirl on the dance floor in front of the stage,
laughing kids run between them.
To the left of the stage is a tall slender man.

He leans on the window of the Wells Fargo Bank.
A woman approaches putting her arm in his,
whispering in his ear
then turning away shyly.

Slowly he takes her hand and pulls her to him.
In front of the ATM they slowly turn,
moving together in that way all lovers recognize,
expressing love through rhythm.

John Homan is a poet and percussionist from Bend, Oregon. He is a graduate of Indiana University. His work has appeared in Chiron Review, Mojave Heart Review, Pulp Poetry Press and among others. He is founder and coordinator of WordPlay Open Mic Night in Elkhart, Indiana where he lives with his wife and two cats.

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