Dancing in my seat

I swiveled my hips below the table
as I guess you do too
when no one is looking,
keeping my own beat
to a song blaring into morning.
I don’t know if anyone else hears it
but that is not my concern.
I don’t know how I keep going
some days, only that it feels
like an imperative, like I’m being pushed
by unseen forces to turn and turn
and turn again, like the seasons
beneath the sun. Hot, curious, silly, sick,
it’s all there in the beat, in my hips.


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