Bänoo Zan – 1 poem

The Dance

 

You tell me

you don’t want to dance—

 

dance with others

when I’m out—

 

You don’t ask me

to dance—

 

Kisses

come from me

 

Caresses

come from me

 

Turning away

is yours—

 

I catch your gaze

dancing on

breasts and bodies

out there

 

while your mouth

dances words

with my ear—

 

This dance

turns

my stomach.

🍃

Bänoo Zan is a poet, translator, teacher, editor and poetry curator, with more than 120 published poems, etc., as well as two books. Song of Phoenix: Life and Works of Sylvia Plath, was reprinted in Iran in 2008.  Songs of Exile, a collection of her poems, was released in 2016.  A second collection, Letters to My Father, was released in January 2017 by Piquant Press in Canada. She is the founder of Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night), the most diverse poetry reading and open mic series in Toronto. It bridges the gap between poetry communities, bringing together artists from different ethnicities, nationalities, religions (or lack thereof), ages, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, poetic styles, voices and visions.

Twitter: @BanooZan

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