A 3 minute quick write off a line from Charles Harper Webb (see title)
“stay strong and lean”
I forgot how to live as a dancer
the rigor of ballet and jazz
I forgot how to win a twist contest
with a sweet guy in eighth grade.
I forgot how to mark out the pillings
of a Scottish Country dance.
And I forgot the roll of a salsa rueda
Afro Cuban music and great calling.
For that matter, I forgot how to bounce
springing on my tippy-toes
As a toddler and well into elementary.
I forgot how.