transmission

dark room with bright pink lights

and little blue ones from the bits of mirror spins out

like your floating

red glow dots drift around the room 

fade into ovals stretched along the wall

and we all know that the synth bass is so rich

sometimes hard to take

bright light in the corner 

is for looking up the next track

shiny black vinyl 

needle cued up

new beat ready to go

fancy one strutting through

all the sidelines focused on the flash

but when you glitter and shine

all you need is space

like back in the old days

they used to get these girls to dance

yes, even the ancient ones

because that’s the way the future’s told 

when you enter another consciousness

if you’re the girl you already know that sometimes when you dance

you are transported

so when you’re on another planet 

in a different realm 

different club

different time

different room

it’s all the same 

seen through rainbow vision

all the colors and times blend together

it’s a conversation with the music

is what she’d say

all the girls 

if you asked them

so

what is there left but all there is

light 

and continuous sound

and the shapes that decorate the wall 

until we’re all decorating the wall

and it’s another night

and another song

and another transport

goodbye, see you later

only to realize the two seconds you were gone

was a lifetime

was a minute

was an hour and a half

sound becomes destorted the more you turn

but you know where you need to look

and the bead of sweat on your forehead rolls down

it’s when you open your eyes

looking to the ground

that you realize where you are

calm as day as night

walk back 

so calm

so confident 

so poised

disappear to the back

to outside

to the fog

until summoned again

by the great dj gods and goddesses to throw down on the dance floor

lift us to another plane

show us something else!

tonight, that’s all we want

dedicated to practice

to showing up

to moving forward despite injuries or illness

to discovering something deep within 

hidden potential 

pure will

to never saying no 

to never quitting 

to not believing that the odds are stacked against you

to betting on yourself

to incessant curiosity 

creativity

to the space to experiment 

to experience 

to wonder

to waiting patiently 

to breathing normally 

to stepping carefully

to moving slowly

piece by piece

word by word

to untangling

unraveling

to listening deeply

to hearing the words and writing them down

to acting in the moment 

to belief 

to faith

to the most infinitesimal movement that created an avalanche 

to having a resinous voice

to words 

thoughts

ideas

actions 

baby steps 

that reverberate throughout time

to the ones who do it

to the ones who jump over hurdles to get there

never stop

to the stare that will never die

to the people who are there every day

don’t quit

face the darkest fears

and conquer them

to those who find love beneath it all

to those who find strength

to those who find community

to the bond

to the trials and errors

and try try again

to the moment when all is seemingly lost

but isn’t

to the point of no return

to the dream edging into reality

to standing on your own to feet

to looking forward 

to making it a better place

all of it contained

in the moment

to the practice of the moment

to practice