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THIS IS A YEAR OF THE ROOSTER CONTEST ENTRY

Waiting

Published by RBIBEAU | Friday, September 29, 2017 3:25 AM


Could be a song


Waiting

For the dancer who loved her,
she heard a different beat.
One that made her heart
bang against her chest walls.

He said, “I am taken with you.”
And she said to him, “Wait.”

And the dancer offered her
ribbons and bows taken
from his voyages,
and she paid for them
with her time.

He said, “I want more of your time.”
And she said to him, “Wait.”

She followed the beat
with faraway lovers and dancers,
seeking to soften the blows to her chest.

And the dancer returned with hope
only to ask, “Sleepless nights with you?”
And she said to him, “Wait.”

And the dancer traveled forever
through distance and time
and chased hope.

And she, after a long while
became lost in her search
and chased the wind.






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