awkwardness
this dance
that we're dancing
is losing momentum
i feel things slow down
you've noticed it too
that feeling that something
is going to end;
and in a moment
the music will be too low
for us in our dance to continue
i can already feel
your arms that
have held me so long
start letting go
just a bit
and this slow realization
of standing too close
now that everything's stopped
in the midst of our silence
the slowly gathering volume
of awkwardness.
Jon Bohrn (1998)

 

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