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Laure-Anne Bosselaar: Earbug

(Astor Piazzola’s Libertango)
 Ah, it’s back. It hadn’t hummed in my head for years — 
	that achingly joyful accordion tango. 
		So hopeful at first, but with what zeal 
it fades to gloom.

& just like that, it’s like a hand 
	at the small of my back, a nudge to the hips 
		to start the whole body swaying. 
So why not have a twirl with it 

in my kitchen, swing along with branch-shadows 
		on the walls — a sweet little elegy 
			of a dance, a few solitary steps, 
as the winter wind spins

its nostalgia in the air,
	& December lifts the languishing day
		to dance away with it toward night — 
so early, so soon. 


Copyright 2022 Laure-Anne Bosselaar. First published in Cavewall Number 17.

Laure-Anne Bosselaar's many books include These Many Rooms published by 
Four Way Books. 

7 comments on “Laure-Anne Bosselaar: Earbug

  1. Lisa Zimmerman
    December 11, 2022

    “a sweet little elegy
    of a dance, a few solitary steps,
    as the winter wind spins

    its nostalgia in the air”

    Such a lovely poem, Laure-Anne, with its thread of sadness.


  2. Noel Canin
    December 6, 2022

    Dearest Laure-Anne, I love your capacity for entwined litost and joy.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Barbara Huntington
    December 5, 2022



  4. Loranneke
    December 5, 2022

    Thank you again and again — and me too, I’m impatient to meet you and Eva and to hug you “for real” at last!

    May the holidays be all that you hope for, friend, Laure-Anne


  5. kim4true
    December 5, 2022

    Lovely, Laure-Anne.


  6. Sean Sexton
    December 5, 2022

    I always love what that woman has on her mind and in her hands.


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