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Dancing Under the Streetlights

A Sonnet about one summer night

By Zel HarrisonPublished 3 years ago 1 min read
Dancing Under the Streetlights
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Dancing Under Streetlights

One hundred streetlights unveil summer dancing

Broadcasting beams it was a nighttime show

Timbale sizzle found music so romancing

Salsa shook my feet planted on the ground

Against the windows a crowd began to crown

Doors opened wide waving dancing shoes they found

The streeters anon were first strangers in the mix

They came with instruments of their tradition

Drums bongos and maracas were the wicks

As the music became the fire

The musicians became drums which heard sticks

Partner grabbed me I lifted in the air

Then tapestry of arms and legs woven in a beat

Movements kept swirling Salsa has a flair

New steps were mine and I practiced on the street

The choreography of rhythm plumed

Essence is dance for all that it consumes

One dance was not enough I danced the whole night through

The summer fun kindled what I never knew

One hundred streetlights became a thousand

Now finding dance in cities is my passion

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About the Creator

Zel Harrison

I travel with a nap sack on my back to gather stories and sit in the circle of humanity.

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  • Babs Iverson3 months ago

    Fabulous social commentary poem!!! Loved it!!!❤️❤️💕

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