programme du bal…

programme du bal

you came
to the dance
cheerfully
singing the songs
of dead men
as if
your chants
could place
flesh
upon
earthen
bleached bones
and
breathe
new life
into lungs
long emptied
but
you’ve longed
to dance
with them
and
to smell
the sweet perfume
of their dreams
that
aphrodisiac
of unlimited freedom
dreams
buried beneath
layers of compromise
like leaves
decaying
beneath years
of neglect
but still
you long
to dance
and so
i sign
your dance card
a card
decorated
with faded words
of revolution

4 thoughts on “programme du bal…

  1. Hm…that’s fascinating, what woman in Cuba does not want to have at least one dance with the greatest revolutionary that ever lived, Che Guevara?

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