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When you can dance, dance

It would kill me to go
And it's killing me to stay
In the back of my head there is a dance
Which would kill me if I were to remember it
But it's somewhere back there
Waltzing through the jaded annals of history
A poetic laugh
With the notion of love at it's heels
Whisked away
And away it seems to be
But what of the notion remains
It would kill me to leave
It will kill me to stay
The rocks and the hard places
Seem to be places I've known too long
And known too well
Can you remember those times
When you'd dance sporadically to any old jingle
When you'd abide the companionship
And enjoy the merriment of life?
There is a dance in the back of my mind
Which I'm sure if remembered, would kill me.
So I suppose I'd better not remember
I'd better block it all away
Without getting lost to the nostalgia
paralyzed in adoration of the past
Whilst all else is passing by around me
And I can only vaguely recall what I'm looking back on
It seems more distant and dim by the day
Because it is, more distant by the day
I sit here, and I type
And I'd like to dance
A slow, slow dance
swaying a lingering memorial
But I've no energy for it
I've not much energy for anything
Quite often you'll find me sitting by the window
waiting on nothing at all
Staring out at a memory
Which more like a day dream
Is surely just imagination by now
A fragment of a feeling caught up in the haze of life's passing
and of millions at that
Likely it's just fancy, delusional pining for what never was
Or fearful evasion of what might never be
And it's because it's so hard these days
exactly because it's so fucking hard
that When you can dance, dance
when you can
whenever you can
A_Conduit
Written by A_Conduit (Behappy - Bhairava)
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