Song & Dance


Sing while you can.

While your voice still holds

and the wine still grips you.

Dance while we can.

Before our legs grow weak

and we trip and stumble.

These bones are on loan

from the dirt,

and one day they must return.

But if I could hear you sing

me out the door

one more time,

I’d be overjoyed.

If I could hold you close

while the band played

and we danced our way

through the night,

then I won’t feel so bad

when the loan sharks

come to call.

I’ll just laugh

and hand them all

of what I owe.

No. I won’t feel remorse.

I’ll still hear you singing

every note

of the songs

that took us across the floor.



DJR – 2023

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