Gravedancers’ Ball

Revised from 2011.

We all visualize 
certain graves
in our fantasies 

and imagine ourselves
tarantellas there

Polarity’s fashionable 
to bemoan
but honestly? 

We all long to sin 
the light fantastic
above some hated corpse

We can’t sit still
Itching to start stomping
Red, right, blue, left

Love that happy dance
How soft the ground
How haughty our heels

How good it feels 
to be swinging
our arms

as we prance upon them
and they can’t do
a thing about it

We sing
the beautiful American word revenge 
in a toe dance of righteousness

Everyone’s tapping
Some on top right now
Some waiting their turn

Every bastard one of us
wants to dance
that dance somewhere

About Tony Brown

A poet with a history in slam, lots of publications; my personal poetry and a little bit of daily life and opinions. Read the page called "About..." for the details. View all posts by Tony Brown

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