And So It Begins Again

1.
The sun – at last, the sun.

2.
Moving our bodies,
and the morning light streams in.

3.
Everything is new
again – me and the green grass,
succulent with life.

4.
A band plays
on the first long night of summer
and inside my chest, also
there is music.

5.
In the hot spring, we
find an answer for every
question,
a question for every
answer.

6.
I’m not sure what it
is about rivers – perhaps
it’s the sound,
perhaps 
it is that
there is nothing
to hold on to.

Literary Burlesque

Back stage,
hair do,
eye liner,
spiked shoe,
full house,
spring snow,
lip tease,
front row,
lights dim,
hearts spill,
breaths hitch,
glasses fill,
velvet curtain,
act two,
untie,
nice view,
red lips,
red hot,
more limes,
gun shot,
stripped down,
full throttle,
candles lit,
tequila bottle,
spotlight,
cello,
deep breath,
let go,
bare skin,
bare all,
soak in,
curtain call.