IX. Between

by Ahren Warner

The barre and the grand battement en cloche,
                 the en dedans
and the en dehors of last night’s night-off
                 fuckathon –

her room at the Grand Hotel, the première
                 danseuse
and me (mere sujet) grinding through first
                 to fifth

and on to two positions in which she led,
                 never
myself having studied – under or on top of –
                 J.G. Noverre.