soy mysterioso

by Khadija Anderson

I told you he grabbed my ass

as we danced a slow salsa

told me I was beautiful

hell yes it was a line

but I fall for those

Tony with his smooth

merengue pulled me close

hips swaying together

god I fall for that

the tall man I danced with

asked if I knew the cha cha

are you alone

my heart is pounding que linda

you laughed but

here I am now

thinking about them

Khadija Anderson is a Butoh dancer, poet, and a motherof four, ages 4 to 22. She lives in Seattle and ispursuing a Masters in Education and a career as apoet. Khadija actively challenges the myth thatpersons over age 45 are getting old.