Page Turner

 My friend approaches life
like she does her Book Club novel:
refuses to read the jacket,
would rather not know what’s coming,
prefers to let the story surprise.
She says,

Who knows? Today your grits may be smooth,
the next day, full of lumps.

Life’s a real Page Turner.

At the Spring Outdoor Concert

Harriet, taken by a tune,
cannot stay in her seat.
Shoulders rocking, she coaxes
Don to the dance floor,
fingers popping over her head,
hips bumping this way and that.

Don, a minimalist,
pulses one knee to the beat,
watches her strut circles around him
like a prairie chicken.

A sliver of moon
smiles on the couple.


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