First School Dance: Gerald Herron

First school dance, t-shirt and jeans,
paid fifty cents, and walked through
curiosity’s front door;

and there without warning,
came the invasion of the female persuasion,
first slow dance, first kiss,
on a gym floor;

and though it all did not go as planned
at the time, thought
I had graduated from boy to man;

but it was through time and practice,
and shared with some,
I learned of the passion within a kiss,
and how it was meant for only one.