Juste pour Danser


Just to dance
In the wavering limelight of unmitigated night,
In the piercing beams of sunny daylight,
In the gloom of stormy moons,
In the withering dreams of dawn,
I dance.

Is it better to face reality,
To moan in cooperative collusion,
To accede demeaning indifference,
To wallow in untenable worry?
I dance.

I will not adopt
the decadent dissidence of others.
I cannot forego
a dream for unmitigated insecurity.
I cannot be you.
I will not be them.
I dance.

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