Give to me your courage,
and I will lend you my trust
as we dance,
urging and encouraging,
beating out our rhythm–
both of us seeking harmony,
that place, that split-second
in which perfection is possible,
where I can feel your muscles bunch,
where you can feel me let go
and where, together, we flow
into a moment, an instant, of pure flight
before coming down, clear and exhilarated,
pounding onwards to the next.
© Victoria ‘Tory’ Hanke, March 2008.