Hope is an Endless Dance

DANCE INTO THE NIGHT

things are about to change
what things and how
what change and when
please, someone, shout the answers

life as we know is gone
how far we’ve strayed
what loves we’ve left
we have no cures, just cancers

dance on a polished floor
we slip and slide
the music spins
we lose our grip, it’s chaos

you, clinging to the wall
sit out the dance
hiding your face
no one is safe, we’re all lost

things are about to change
the song, the steps,
the mood, the lights
some say the party’s ending

choose not to fade away
shout your good-byes
grab one last drink
it’s time we stop pretending

the dance doesn’t end at dawn
the songs play on
the world still turns
you sit, but we’re still spinning

all of us, fly through space
no saving grace,
just us, just life
each end a new beginning

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Let the Real Party Begin

MORNING

morning joins the party late
as the deejay calls last dance
stars kick off their heels
dancing barefoot and drunk
some point fingers at the
new girl in her bright dress
saying we have better smiles
and wear couture
but morning doesn’t listen
to their petty slights
she glides into the room
twirling as the music fades
happy in her bright dress
carefree center of attention
unaware that her shy smile
lights the room