This life is music.
Live to sing!

Let lyrics lift
and rhythms swing

as time, the drummer
sends each beat

into our ears
down through our feet.

We'll dance as frantic
as we may

across the evening
into day

to rave and tango
stomp and twist

bend every ankle
neck and wrist

awake, percussive

with most rambunctious

The tempo pressures us
to be

unbound by silence,
vocal, free

to move within this
vital song

toward harmony
where all belong.

Vivace © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: December 5, 2020