Walk This Way

She said that the way I walked was funny.

I asked why, so she demonstrated.

She swung her shoulders and arms forward,

both following the foot on that side.

She looked like Frankenstein’s monster,

only she hunched over slightly,

a Frankenstein’s monster with poor posture.

Then she said no, that was wrong, so she tried it again.

It was exactly the same, but she added a bounce on her foot with each step.

Now she looked like the monster trying to dance but not knowing how.

She asked me didn’t I think that was funny.

I told her I thought it was hilarious.

Every once in a while, I’ll catch my reflection in a store window as I pass by,

almost forget how to walk in the confusion of that momentary memory.

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