The Dance

by Peggy McFarland

Two steps forward, one step back. It’s the dance pattern that rules life. Try taking that giant step to break out of the rut, and you find you’ve tripped and landed on your face, clawing to get back on track. Regain the motion, set the pace, at least it’s progress, or so they tell you. Two steps forward, one step back. It would be easier if they added a snappy soundtrack.


Peggy McFarland, whose full catalog is here, still dances, still bartends, and still writes sentences six at a time.