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Musical Comedy
Mike Orlock

If you’ll be Ginger Rogers
   I will strive for Fred Astaire,
      we’ll dance across a polished floor
    in resplendent evening wear.
Your dress will be the cream
    in the coffee of my tux;
       we’ll swirl in dizzy circles
   in a dervish state of flux—
Our every move rehearsed
    in choreographed design,
        our every smile scripted
     in the singing of our lines.
All eyes will be upon us
     in that moment we all seek,
    when life is just as perfect
  as two people cheek to cheek.

© by Mike Orlock.
Used with the author’s permission.

Mike Orlock is a retired high school English and American History teacher who splits time between the Chicago suburbs and a vacation home in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. He has been married 37 years to his high school sweetheart and inspiration, Liz. His short stories, poems, and reviews have appeared in a variety of publications such as Reporter-Progress newspapers, The Peninsula Pulse, VerseWisconsin, TriQuarterly, and the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets annual calendar.

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Great fun and it brings 'em all back. Helen P.
Posted 01/27/2013 10:49 PM
Love this!
Posted 01/26/2013 02:24 PM
nancy scott:
Some enchanted evening.
Posted 01/26/2013 01:52 PM

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