Last Dance

(Genesis: When I saw two falling leaves

swirl around each other as they fell

to the ground, they reminded me of

two lovers dancing.)

 

Last Dance

They clung tightly

Knowing when they leapt

It would be forever

Flirted with each other for months
Waiting for just the right moment
For the ultimate release
Then it came
In a reckless rush
They simply let go
Gave in to a power
Greater than them
Caught in a swirling
Twirling sensation
Colors flashed
As the world rushed by
Reveling in every motion
In the beauty all around
And in their partner
Felt a freedom
They had never known
Gloriously floating
Then softly touching
The earth and each other
In a long and final embrace.
–Russ Towne

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About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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8 Responses to Last Dance

  1. ksbeth says:

    what a lovely observation –

  2. This felt stunningly emotional Russ. 🙂

  3. Word so beautiful and so ‘vivid’… Diane

  4. russtowne says:

    I appreciate your ind comment, Diane. I’m glad you liked it.
    Russ

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