Tap Lessons At Age 3

Photography by Chanel Irvine

 

when you

ab/

sent

mindedly.

 

let people (individuals, friends, lovers, guises of acquaintance)

wreak —

 

HAVOC

 

in your life

you forget

they keep their

small (well-fitted)

tap

shoes on

and continue

dancing

(noisily; somehow you didn’t hear it before)

also sometimes just

walking, away.

 

as you

find pieces of

yourself —

under the bed

years later

forgotten, somehow

 

in the mess.