Karaoke


The lights are low, the bar glow.
Stark contrasts and hidden figures.
Fill out a sheet with discreet intention.
Slide the slip to the DJ who casts it aside.
Return to the table to sit and wait.
Listen to the powerful PA amplify amateurs.
It's karaoke, expectations are understandably low.
The songs we all know mutilated without mercy.
Energetic announcement declares the moment's come.
Heart pounding to no beat, the walk of anticipation.
Sing through the anxiety, let go, and have fun.

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