Dance of words

I play with words
because words
love to play

they make wonderful pets
no feeding, cleaning up after
unless they escape

I dance with people
because people
must dance

I dance with friends,
colleagues, lovers, relatives
all lead, all follow

the daily dance of work
freeway, shopping
so beautiful when I can see it

the dramatic dance of courtrooms
politics, culture, busyness
laced with heavy words

I play with words
I dance with people
words love to dance