I close my eyes as the rhythm consumes me. A steady pulse pounding beneath my skin, beating insistently, nerves humming with the vibration of a thousand taut strings. Arms encircling me, pulling me close, breath in my hair, sighs in my ear. My cheek laid soft and warm upon a shoulder, my body limp and supple.  Rocking and twirling to internal melodies, adrift in motion, movements slow and dreamy, a shimmering duet merging into rapturous unity, moving as one, to swing, to dip, to float, to swirl, to yield to the madly spinning inner world even as bodies sway languidly still, melded together, lost together, dancing together.

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