Dance.

Sugar,
There’s always more.
When the light is out,
And the music stops,
And the wayfarers part,
Leaving a barrage of echoes behind:
Light a match
Find a mirror
Watch yourself dance
The music will come.
Begin to remember yourself, slowly:
Your smile, swift and sly
Silky eyelashes, coveting the world in your eyes;
Your laughter, the cheer,
Blinding tears, and healing scars;
Your frame- strong yet frail
Within which seats
An atom of magic and fray–
Honey-drop, bitter-sweet,
Everything changed, but you remained.
You.
Sugar, you remained.
Because you are more than their music
More than you’ll ever know.

**

© The Short Black Girl, 2016.

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8 thoughts on “Dance.

    • Yes mami. I think that we need to remind ourselves of our own invisible yet invincible strength, constantly; because as humans, we are wont to forget ourselves, and quick to be dependent on the magic that others bring into our lives.

      Thank you. ❤

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  1. I love these lines…The way you wrote it, the flow, the depth… lovely

    “Light a match
    Find a mirror
    Watch yourself dance
    The music will come….”

    “Sugar, you remained.
    Because you are more than their music
    More than you’ll ever know.”

    (the moment we realize that we are not defined by external opinions, that our happiness is not determined by others…The day we find happiness within, and learn to love ourselves unconditionally, that moment is when the magic starts and the music starts to play – the music will have come!)

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    • Exactly Topaz! You know I was battling with myself on whether to include a line talking about how the “music” will come when we finally find ourselves and appreciate all that we’ve been through, but I decided against it, and ‘m glad you saw through the lines and understood the poem as I hoped someone would.

      Thank you so much. ❤

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