by Tara Lazar
Deep, soft knees, rise and fall, rise and fall. Look into your partner's eyes, the two shall dance as one. You feel his arm curve around you with an awkward reserve, as if he no longer knows how to lead. You will ask him to resign today. There is no more he can do for you on the ice, but in bed he will direct you more confidently as you glide into each other's rhythms. Deep, soft knees, rise and fall, rise and fall.
Tara Lazar broke her ankle during a freak choctaw incident and hasn't skated since. She is the author of In the Spotlight, and has six screws in her fibula (just as this story is held together by six sentences). You can find her not-so-anonymously at Anonymom.