I’ll dance for you

I’ll dance for you
oktober 3, 2023 ingeborg



– You don’t have to dance
I’ll dance for you.

He put an arm around my waist
and rushed me
into his blinding white suit.

– Pretend you’re drowning.

I closed my eyes
and the music rolled over me
like a storm.

Marco’s leg slipped forward
vs mine slipped back.

I was like welded to him
side by side
following him in every move
without any will
or conscience.

After a while I was thinking
“we don’t have to be two to dance
just one is enough.”

And I let myself
be carried away
and bent
like a tree in the wind.





Sylvia Plath
Art by Pari Dukovic