Jive for jive, salsa with you,
And you beckoned me on the dance floor
And I followed
And the crooner sang soulful songs
And I danced
Sometimes close sometimes far
And I could see
Your mum smiling at us
From the sides and clapping
She loved her son and I loved you
You have been always so special to me
My dearest friend who always had a Dimpled guileless laugh.
You, I know would never grow in mind
And be a lovely ten-year-old child forever
And we both dance fast
Matching step by step as the music
Reaches a crescendo and
Then hug each other tight.
You a boy, imprisoned in the body of a man forever.
And me a plain nondescript woman with no suitors except you.