Dance is the creation of a memory
through the mnemonic of rhythm,
repetition. Music is maths: count,
geometry of two bodies shaped
to attract, repel, attract again.
An index and middle finger
make a vee-shape, tap twice.
Costumes add a layer.
A high ponytail, curled to bounce.
She feels her pastel rainbow fringed
dress still move when she stops.
The tune, adapted to be heavy
on drums and bass so vibrations
can be felt. She was nervous
about this: quick, quick, quick
flick under a quiver of lights.
The audience waves its applause.