I turn the radio on, volume down low
Search for a station with a beat
Feet starting to move, then hips
Arms start swinging--
Moves from ancient aerobics tapes surface
(Who cares? No one else is awake!)
Hands in the air, stretching overhead--
important for people of a certain age, so I'm told
Occasional slick shimmies from clubbing days
Conjure memories of sticky sweet machine-made fog
Carefree nights with friends...
The song trails off. Do I have time for another?
Check the clock: no.
This dance party ends with workday prep
Instead of a 2am run to Denny's for fries and a coke.
Three to five minute dance parties have become my mini-workout of choice most workday mornings. Bonus mood booster if I happen upon eighties dance music.