Poetry / December 2013 (Issue 22)

Opening on the Dance Floor

by James Shea

Do you have a name? These are dark lakes.
Are these dark lakes? A name has you.

Am I half-serious? There’s room on the dance floor.
Is there room on the dance floor? I’m half-serious.

Who is he? Monkeys climb trees.
Does a monkey climb trees? I am not him.

Where will you go? The cups are gone.
Are the cups gone? You will go.

Do fish swim? I may kiss you.
May I kiss you? Fish swim and swim.

  • Editors' note: First published in Star in the Eye and reprinted here with the author's permission.
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