Shall We Dance?

"Shall we dance?"
you said--
holding out your hand--
and I took it.

We whirled,
incandescent,
like snowflakes
in a gentle breeze...

One bright pair
in a maelstrom
of butterflies
waltzing in time.

All night we danced...
and then I awoke--
with only the memory
of three-quarter time.