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The Real Show

The Real Show

The curtains fell
on the last show of the year
with a soft thump of worn velvet
against old wood.

The feathers and glitter
fell from costumes discarded
among the shattered mirrors
and paint pots.

They danced naked
into the dark streets
trailing ribbons of magic.

Past dark doorways,
past dark windows,
to the edge of the city
where the last streetlight gave way
to the wild.

And in they danced
into the greenwood
below the black branches
below the blue-black sky.


Copyright Kay Winter

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Dark Dance

I have danced
with the path of the darkness
crossing the badlands
as dusk falls into night.

I have danced
in light so bright
both sea and sky
are gone into it.

I have danced through sudden rain
and funnels after leaving
and across swift rivers
and through green lost paths
and Tuesdays like cement.

And I know nothing but
that my movement
danced my hope.

– Copyright Kay Winter

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