I want to dance like her on the crowded floor
I want to writhe in music guiltless as a child
I want eternal blood circulating like a halo
I want to dance like a rising sun in Death Valley.
I do not want to live like a shadow in my life
I refuse to numb my dragon heart
I do not want to please like a lotus on a pond
I refuse to remain a fingerprint on your thigh.
Remember the dancing ends at midnight,
the red snake may bite your neck,
while your pomegranate cheeks still burn
and you might never get home.
I want to keep dancing,
dance through the war, the layers of dark matter,
the flame of my feet will burn through
I’ll dance like a raven on top of a sand dune.