Are You Still Dancing?
Are you still dancing?
You were magnificent.
Newspapers echoed your triumph:
You danced with passion,
The world stopped when you danced.
Then you took a lover.
And you became a mother.
Not so much dancing then.
Your lover looked for other dancers.
So much of the world isn't fair.
And now, now that you are on your own- are you still dancing?
Who will dance with you now?
The music is starting.
Photo: Louise Brooks, circa 1925, by Alfred Cheney Johnston