Botero’s Dreamy Dance
by Debi Swim
Fernando Botero, Couple Dancing
The lady in red, she in the chile con carne red
and he, dapper with a neat pencil moustache
danced with their eyes closed tight
and the music played and they happily swayed
long into the carefree night
and for a short time this lady in red
danced with a Carmen Amaya air
and the man of the neat moustache
and dapperly dressed
was the dashing Fred Astaire.
First line from Dancer by Carl Sandburg
Editor’s note: Written in response to Prompt 41, Red Wolf Poems.
Debi Swim writes primarily to prompts. She is a wife, mother, grandmother and happy poet from West Virgina.