To the other couples
they looked like any other
on the dance floor

The elegant woman,
draped in a coral wrap,
beads and floral-patterned dress

The distinguished man
in a worn but well-made
charcoal suit

The woman beaming,
seemingly in affection
for her dance and life partner

The man leaning in
and holding her close
from a lifetime of practice

Only if you moved closer
could you hear
their sweet hushed exchange

On my count
you hit the lights,
and I’ll take the jewels