All I know is the dance
Ballet, abiding treasure
I cannot stay away
I linger.
Fabled ingenue

Bracing the line
Supporting the stance
Swaying apace
Tarrying time
Senescent gift

Legs halted
Yoked defect
Muscled gams
Gone to weight.
Thickened grace

Commonsense neighs the not
Instructor now the name
My field planed hall

My slippers shod.
Constrained cheval

My muse chaperons
Ally in reduction
Withering endowment
Gallop has turned to canter
In this third antiquity.

Go on to Abandonment

from The Third Age in Paris
by Arleen T. McCormack

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