Another poem you can hear at Spoken. I originally wrote this in 2007, and to be honest, I was never that keen on it. However, the subject matter suited what I wanted to try and do on the recording, which was to use an Audionautix track as a music bed for the piece.
I walk in semi-circles, clockwise Until the link of an arm changes My trajectory, counter-clockwise Until the link of an arm changes My trajectory. Walking in this way Will eventually see us linking arms: Our looped steps, our brief tango, Our waltz in opposite directions Will be brief. Will we acknowledge One another, remember we were Supposed to link, or will we think This is just another incomplete Semi-circle? We step in unison In opposite directions, we move, We look into each others eyes And we realise that together we Have indeed completed a circle With this fox-trot, this pirouette With this, our only revolution. Until the link of an unwanted arm Changes my trajectory once more My arm, my eyes, my semi-circles Will meet others, the dance carries Me away and every other circle Can never seem so complete.