One Step Forward

One step forward,
My hand on your waist,
With you my mirror
Backing away.

You turn your face,
Elongating your neck,
But your eyes rest on me,
Awaiting our next move.

I step aside, then back,
And you follow me
Step-by-step, swaying
With my rhythms.

You move your body,
Grace flowing like water;
I move with purpose,
Punctuating each step.

We hum the melody
Of a well-known tune,
One we’ve heard before
And will always know.

One step forward,
One step back again,
Following my lead,
Your hand in mine.