I was shot through with the thread of a dance
My body propped and shaken, a marionette
Accompanied by a player piano
When I didn’t even know there was dancing.
You danced me and I learned the steps cold
I won competitions and gave lessons.
Over years I even mastered piano repair
Unaware there was not dancing.
The dancing didn’t want to stop!
But you should have seen me today
A marionette clumsy walking his own feet
Tugging an astonished thread free.
©2013 Jason Anderson