Dangerous Dance – A Quadrille

Dangerous Dance

What is this strange dance
that we always do
Where we circle each other like prey
Staring in silence
Strategizing and preparing
for the inevitable outcome
Throwing verbal darts
while we sidestep and taunt
until one eventually falls
from the tracks of life 

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Merril is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse tonight.
The prompt word is "Track"
A quadrille is a poem of 44 words excluding the title

Image by Thomas Schroeder from Pixabay 

  16 comments for “Dangerous Dance – A Quadrille

  1. October 4, 2022 at 8:13 am

    A wonderful metaphor for this toxic relationship and quite an ending! Thank you!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 4, 2022 at 11:15 pm

      Thanks Merril ☺️

      • October 5, 2022 at 7:20 am

        You’re welcome, Christine!

  2. Rob Kistner
    October 4, 2022 at 5:28 am

    It is the same dance you performed to seduce and excite each other to delve into the glory of promises and the sweetness of the flesh offered naked and alive. – bathed and perfumed.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 4, 2022 at 7:59 am

      Yes Rob, you’re right. It’s too bad it can so often turn ugly.

  3. Gillena Cox
    October 4, 2022 at 2:21 am

    The falling off the tracks at the end was sobering


    • Christine Bolton
      October 4, 2022 at 8:00 am

      Thank you Gillena. Is that the truth! ❤️☺️

  4. October 4, 2022 at 1:16 am


    • Christine Bolton
      October 4, 2022 at 8:01 am

      Thank you! ☺️💕

  5. October 3, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    Very evocative Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 4, 2022 at 12:41 am

      Thanks Sadje 🥰

      • October 4, 2022 at 12:58 am

        You’re most welcome

  6. October 3, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    I love this! Fab image too 💙

    • Christine Bolton
      October 4, 2022 at 12:41 am

      Thanks Paula! 🥰

    • Shawna
      October 4, 2022 at 7:33 am

      This hits me hard, as I have three teenaged daughters and have heard about so much ugliness—especially in middle school. And of course, I have my own memories.

      • Christine Bolton
        October 4, 2022 at 7:54 am

        Oh my gosh Shawna, I’m so sorry. This was about a couple’s toxic relationship and how we can hurt each other. Yes, I can see how this can also relate to school bullying. I know its always been there since we were children but these days it has become so much more dangerous. Sending you love and light ❤️🥰

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