Something About You
By Mimi Salazar
this is for leandro
of the stylish ninja dancers
on the hills of highland park
envious queens weep
into their chicken chow mein
as she dances, working her skirt,
her arms twisting in a semaphore stance
and this is for boris
my loved and most trusted confidant
performing in paris and london
i melt into the beautiful green/blueness
of the water in his eyes...
the music will deaden the noise and madness if he listens
and this is for albert, and my other friends who have died
too many to count
and for goose, who cares for everyone
will she find her happiness in new orleans?
this is for my crazy mother
of the planet venus, she suffers from bad thoughts
allowing the darkness to consume her
she weeps for a dog, in a bag next to her bed
and a lost holiday in egypt, india and morrocco
she would have drank the water
and this is for the man who swallows
his tears like sharp diamonds caught in the caves of his throat
the music will take the sadness if you keep singing, keep dancing
...and one day I will find you...but will I recognize your voice?
They say - "something about you draws me in.."
but it doesn't compel them to stay.