Indecisive Tango

In front of me

You stand

In black and white

A 50’s dream

With suit-clad arms by your side

Raising up

As if lifted by clouds

To rest on my generous hip

And outstretched hand

As the music begins.

 

Behind me

Stands my past

With magnified eyes

Waiting for me to get lost

In the distraction of music

And misstep

Landing a sharp-as-a-knife-heel

In the heart of your foot

So they can shout

I KNEW SHE WOULD HURT YOU!

 

But what’s behind you?

I can’t see

For the room is too dark

From the extinguishing sneers of my past

Reducing the fiery passion

Creating tension between your body

And my own.

 

But I want to know so badly

Regardless of how hard you try

To stand in my way

I’ll step to the right

And see your face

I’ll step to the left

And you’re there with me.

 

Hold me close until the song ends

Until then,

We’ll keep dancing

In time and rhythm

Side to side.

Great Potential

There lay

A sleeping babe

So sweet and innocent

Coddled by his single mother

Alone.

 

He was

A dreaming boy

That dreamt of peace and love

Though he did not yet understand

What is.

 

Sweet love,

Dreaming of hope,

With the strongest power

Of changing the world for better

For all.

 

This boy

Although naive

Would surely learn his power

To create a world of great joy

So soon.

 

He will

Help his mother

‘Til the day he is strong

Enough to rid the world of bad

For us.

 

There lay

A dreaming boy

With the strongest power

To create a world of great joy

For us.

 

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