Why Do You Dance

By Elvira

Why                             do                                you dance?
Why                             do                                you write?
The Ghost Dance:
to                                 return                          the Buffalo —
to                                 Return                         the Old Ways —
now
crushed                       by FEAR OF:
a Nature                      Closer                          to Himself!

Wovoka                       PROMISED                  protection
from the Intruder —
the
RETURN                       of the Tanka
But,

The only THINGS
that came:                   Death.
Disease.
Liquor

The Pen                       searches                      the Burning FACE
living                           in AN ALIEN Planet.
IS                                 this REALITY, or,
IS                                 the OTHERSIDE?
SO,

We                               struggle
NOT
conforming                 to NORMALITY.

We                               ARE                              Alone.
Even, the crowd          gives NOT                    warmth.
We BELONG                                        yet,
WE DON’T.

It Suffocates
It kills                           SOME
OTHERS
float —
always
Missing the
landing pad.

This                              is                                  THE POET.
You
KNOW   HER   NOT
AND
NEVER
WILL
But
She IS
HERE!

July 2014

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