On a Light Lady


Not hearing, I suspect that you
again have turned to someone new,

Some stranger, who has not as yet
learned how you’ve learned to pirouette,

To turn, then turn, and turn again,
and how your step is lightest when

You’ve barely had the time to stand
before you smile and give your hand.


Bruce Bennett is the author of seven books of poetry and numerous chapbooks, including Web-Watching (2005), which won the Bright Hill Press Poetry Competition. He is Chair of English and Director of Creative Writing at Wells College in Aurora, New York.

First published in Measure, Volume 2 (2007)