Tap dance on girders, Ben Franklin Bridge Jubilant prepubescent boy making mockery Alpha doggie dodging any common sense Step ball change and windmills free range Little show off teetering on brink of disaster
And a dare of unabashed audacity Stare, stare, and stare down his prey Tap a whack tap, double time flick flack Intensity that cannot possibly go away Dared youth’s eyes give all hints to fear Though no tear will come to his pride Other boy steps and glides
Reach comes forward, disaster tap mongrel Puppy stepper’s got to be a go-getter Holds his hand out and comes quick the grab Trembles a fright, Speedline in sight This rail from Jersey to Pennsy might bite Shaking and tapping, absurdum jacking
The slip; it’s over as you knew it would be Alpha Dog sniffs that bridge to this day Searching permissiveness, lost in foray But if he hears one tap or a click or a clank Jittery twitchiness, on that you can bank
Semi-autobiographical account of a fantastic memory.