I don’t have to live in the shadow of your heart.
And so I won’t
Don’t make me have to say it all over again.
You draw me forth by weaving your way in and out of my life
Never ever saying much
It’s the mystery I crave, I know
But there’s something in your eyes
Left over sparkles, trailing from my old ballet slippers
The ones I never wore but wore out all the same
The dream no longer fit.
I grew on and on.
I’m still dancing but to rawer music
And knowing more of what I am feeling.
I can tell you clearly now
All that I want
But I will not
I’ll leave that for someone else or merely to myself
I’ve never feared loneliness, only it’s companions
It’s so easy to carry around a tattered blanket, when comfort’s not readily found.
Need leaves us broken, longing for more and more
But I won’t let it wear me down
I’ll dance for myself
In the here and now
Never waiting for something, any little thing to fall into place
I've waited too long and let it overcome me
Submerged in panic
Moving too quick to get anywhere
Jerking wings and flopping feet
Tripping over barriers
Only the distance slows me down
Reality could be nothing but yet another image.
I’ll live in the light of a mirror ball
Light drawn from reflections
Everything else created by my own hands and feet
There will be no despite…
Only growth, change, and increased tempo
I will spiral-out of control
But you know what they say, your balance comes from your core.
I know everything comes from within.