Jerky and uncoordinated
She dances without sound
People on the street left wondering
What orchestras and steel guitars
Are resounding through her being,
Twisting and writhing this expression of joy?
Some steady unheard bass beat of her heart
Pounding out the rhythm of her soul?
But they only dare a glance
Snap their eyes away,
Shocked, embarrassed, afraid
They scurry on their way;
Unaware or unconcerned,
That unseen choir pulses through her body:
Childish twirls and skips,
Sways and shuffles and leaps.
Suddenly, it stops,
Frowning down with marble eyes
At the cracked concrete earth,
Then turns her gaze to the fathomless sky
And with star lit eyes, she laughs.