Velvet Ballroom

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Velvet Ballroom was the first poem I had accepted by Poetry, Australia in the Winter Edition 1990. I saw the goth guy I wrote about a few years later at a Gay Nightclub with his boyfriend! No wonder I was attracted to him as I was finally out by then too. To this day he still has no idea I wrote a poem about him, let alone it ending up being published in a literary journal. Shush, let's keep it between us.

Submitted: June 28, 2016

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Submitted: June 28, 2016



Velvet Ballroom by Cristina Munoz

Velvet Ballroom
He wears black lipstick
Does this turn me off
No, not exactly, it
compliments the perfect angles of his face
melting paleness 
Even the almost graceful slenderness of his body
which too
is clothed in black
a wildness which achedly appeals
Let's talk about his hair
shaved all round expect for a black nest on top
radical even dramatic
"He must be an actor"
as I watch him dance,
turn, move, sway in perfect time
the beats hard
sure movements 
his face
a performance 
The brand of his attraction
(Velvet Ballroom was published in Poetry Australia 130 Winter 1991)

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