Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Phil Lynott was three years too late NaPoWriMo Day 3

Phil Lynott was three years too late

I know it was Abba.
The "Dancing Queen" of every 70s disco
every "Love Train" of my teenage years.
The song that heralded my early arrival
and then imprisoned me on full dancefloors.

I imagine "Sarah" was my birth song.
That slow Thin Lizzy bounce
recall the noisy mechanism
and comforting hum of the Dancette.

I can't tell Dad I cracked his single
instead I force it flat
and there is only a slight heartskip
every revolution.

Sarah L Dixon                   Na PoWriMo Day 3

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