Life’s fragility
Searing in soft intensity
Breaths insistent repetition
Its constant invitation
To leave
The shadows
To dance in gay abandon
To waltz with love
The shadows call
With cold insistence
To live in the lobby
Of life suspended
Life played in simulation
A requiem danced
Charades of courage
For what might have been
Will I choose
The shimmering simulation
Or will I shuffle into life
Hesitant, cautiously tentative
I will choose
To waltz with love
Though I have to learn
The steps
I will risk this shuffle
The shuffle of life
Danced over the chasm
Of might have beens
In the silence
In the space
Your smile glimmers
From beyond the stars
We will dance
You and me
You beyond the stars
And me?
I will dance
In his arms
For in his eyes
I see ……

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