The Dancer





by Tom Hooten & Hannah Knight

Happiness atwirling
A lighthouse of love
No disco ball out-sparkles
No one dares embrace her
A mortal cannot possess the
Heart of a spinning star

TOM HOOTEN received his Master’s Degree in Physiological Psychology from Auburn University, was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force (retired), and had a second career as a Human Resources Director. He has published two scientific research papers (co-authored), a science fiction novel, Hollytime, an essay, "The Physics of Fidget Energy," and several poems. He is in sunny Florida working on Alicetime, the sequel to Hollytime.

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