Do Bohemian Men Have A Man Card?
I was in my Zumba class this weekend enjoying the dancing and rocking what my momma gave me. I was moving my feet in step with the class when I glanced up at the mirrored wall. There were about eighty women and only three men in the class and that included me. It led me to question myself. Do Bohemian men have a man card?
I continued to dance away the previous days chocolate chip cookies from Paradise Bakery and kept pondering my thoughts. I was an athlete, once. I like the outdoors, when it’s not too hot or too cold. I love to write poetry and short stories, about the sky, feelings and love. Hmmmmm…. Man card in question?
I quickly went from a Salsa step to another faster paced Latin song, oh by the way, is Pitbull considered Latin? So many questions and my breathing is getting heavier, so is the sweating. I shouldn’t have had the pecans with the chocolate chips. I also shouldn’t have had three of them I guess. Step, step, one, two three. Aw, a Shakira song! I love this one! Single, single, double, double, kick!
Okay so back to my question. Is my man card in trouble? If I walk out of this class in front of all these women, yup it’s over, hand it to the lady that hasn’t sweat a drop at the door. Man, she’s good. Anyways, I kept dancing the class away and kept up as best as I could. I’ll pass out later when no one is looking.
I toweled off my heat flushed face and took another look in the mirror. Man card, who cares. I just got another great idea for a poem. With all these nice ladies dancing, how doesn’t a Bohemian at heart not get inspired? I’ll be back next week. In the mean time, here’s a dance inspired poem:
He looked deep into her eyes
He turned his face sharply left
His arm went around her waist
The other to their front
His palms they did sweat
She gazed into his eyes
One arm held him high
The other in his hand
She could sense their heat
As they stepped out with the beat
The darkness of his suit
The slit of her dress
Showed the length from her thigh
The fire of his eyes
Caught everyone by surprise
Like making love with their eyes
It told everyone beware
They were here to dance
Soon all would move aside
All captivated with this sight
No one did a Tango
Like this couple did tonight
Step one, two, three
Right, one, two, three
No directions were needed
As they danced born free
Each step was perfect
Better than you and me
They moved together like fire and flame
Or wind and snow
Not one better than the other
No, both entwined as one
Back they came
Where it all began
Their first step that did ignite
The dance floor with delight
When they came near you could see
The slight of sweat on his brow
The moisture on her lips
Then they stopped
By the look they shared we knew what to expect
He held her by her hip
Her leg lifted high
And she took her dip
Everyone stared in awe
All kept their gaze
Who were these Tango lover’s
As they continued to amaze
Then it was over
But their passion did not part
Like two lovers locked in hot romance
They shared the beat of one heart
The young lovers took a breath
The guitar struck another note
It was that familiar chord
Another tango meant for two
Their toes tapped again
As if ready to begin
He looked to his left
She looked to the right
But instead they glided off the floor
Softly into the night
They would continue their dance
Although not within our sight
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