tonight we dance

We drink dust
and eat smoke
while the fire
burns within

The winter light
fades quickly
leaving a fat
lush red line
on the horizon

The animals
have all fled
their cages
tonight

And that old latin drummer
bangs on the skins

Let the party begin

(D. James)

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One response to “tonight we dance

  1. I really like this – it manages to evoke the sensual haze and heat that seems to invade a party late into the night, as well as the anticipation of said evening.
    It’s short and succinct and exciting – makes me want to have a wild party!

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