Let us take our jackets off and dance,
In a video, which portrays sexual elegance.
You can almost smell the perfume, but no.
Perfumes of every kind will have to go.
Music is the master. The wan arpeggio.
The dancers are but half aware
There is a camera there.
They do not laugh. They half-smile.
And, then, oh, perhaps, they do laugh, after a while.
The tempo of the piece is not too slow.
The eye of the audience should not linger long
On breasts thrusting out, or the moving parts below;
The key to elegance is a skimming, and an ease
Of viewing. Show what must be shown. Don’t tease
The viewer with too much covering up of flesh
That wants to get out, but is hidden.
Show a flash of breast, or two. Don’t make things too forbidden,
Because elegance is neither stuffy nor risqué.
It whispers regrets. And, then, kisses them quietly away.