Cheek to Cheek

There’s no better pull

than your sway as

we play


the crisscrossed

gemmed granite,


luminous lines

by your necktie —

cheek to cheek

and my rosy red

foundationed on

yours a little bit

roughed and coughed

but I’d rather not

any pillow man nor

willowed dam

than his on mine

to the march of

heaven, I’m in



This is the 100 Songs Project, a 100-day writing challenge based on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs. Every day, I write a short poem, prose piece, or play based on, reacting to, rejecting, accepting, or doing something related to one of the songs in the top 100 list.

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