August 24, 2020

dance in the sky

Purpose and meaning drifted out the door

one day you realized they were gone
leaving you spent
sitting on the floor
for them

But they were not to be found.

The old dresser
you had pushed to block the doors – to keep you safe –
kept them outside.

The boxes
you have kept filling and stacking on top of that old, worn dresser
ensure they can’t get back in.

Sitting on the floor

Your flame is barely flickering.
It’s hard to breathe.
Not enough oxygen to fuel your fire.

Open the window.
Stick your head out and feel the cool night air.
Climb outside.

Here purpose and meaning are dancing – waiting for you to join them.

Let your fire dance in the sky with the stars.

-alie, dancer in the sky