As a result of the extravagant features of the dance, the word fandango is used as a synonym for “a quarrel,” “a big fuss,” or “a brilliant exploit.”

It’s already too hot in this office
and too cold outside my window,
but given the choice, I’d rather
be standing in the wind and snow,
when the guitar variations begin
on my desk radio, strings plucked
sharp as hand claps, sun-drenched,
like you and I, toe to toe, exchanging
dance moves, one and then the other,
until we cannot keep pace and yield
into each other’s arms that were held
in elegant circles of unlit possibility
that we resolve in joined smolder.


About Ray Sharp

Father, poet, triathlete, local public health planner
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2 Responses to Fandango

  1. Now, THIS is how you generate heat without burning fossil fuel. Love this.

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