She Got the Beat

In high school
I wouldn’t have said
marching band
was a sexy avocation

On the other hand
I always liked
the way the bass drum
rapped on my hips

#7 of 30 Poems in November to benefit the Center for New Americans. Today’s theme is MUSIC.


  1. there is a lovely sensuality to this - the promise of a rhythm that grounds and yet offers the possibilities of an awakening, a new found sense of tentative sexuality - very interesting effect


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