Quietly, Percy lived
on Section 1in an Eastern
listening to crickets
and meadowlarks, a lonely
conversation on windy plains.
Lively, Allie wanted
to dance, and joined her cousin
at the Richey dance.
Allie – with California beaches
in her genes – swung her hips into
Percy’s arms, that unsuspecting fall night.
Leaving the brutal January winter,
Percy lived up to his promise
and traveled to Long Beach,
stealing away his Dancing Queen.