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A Dance Among the Lavender Fairies

A Dialogue Poem

By Amanda StarksPublished 29 days ago 1 min read
A Dance Among the Lavender Fairies
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So that was you

dancing among the fairies?

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Yes, indeed it was, my lord.

Did you enjoy my performance?

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'Enjoy' would be a shallow term

to describe the feelings I had, your grace.

Your form was like a gentle light fluttering

among the lavender and pollen dust.

Pray tell, how did you learn to dance like them?

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It took many centuries at first

just to get the fair folk's attention.

No fairy would teach their dance to just anyone,

not even to a fey with royal blood.

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How did they accept you?

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I exchanged one dance for another.

I flitted and swayed before their gardens,

offering my limbs and sweat

as payment for their secrets.

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You danced for them over centuries?

Why?

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Why not?

Our people have buried them, trampled on their lands,

erased their histories -

if I am to rule the fairies, I must show them

I am dedicated to learning their ways

while not imposing my own.

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Aren't their better ways of communication

between our peoples?

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Perhaps, but culture is the one defining trait of any thinking body.

To offer them gifts of gruel and gold

would only placate their wounds for a time.

To heal, we must offer respect.

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So you dance now to offer your respects?

Forgive me for my forward tongue, your grace,

but should a leader concern themselves

with such a tedious task?

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Your tongue is only as forward

as your thinking, my lord.

Tell me, if not a leader,

then whom shall this task fall?

A change always starts

with one falling petal,

so why should I not

begin the fall?

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Amanda Starks

Lover of the dark, fantastical, and heart-wrenching. Fantasy writer, poet, and hopefully soon-to-be novelist who wants to create safe spaces to talk about mental health. Subscribe to my free newsletter at www.amandastarks.com for updates!

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Comments (4)

  • Bellea day ago

    Beautifully written, Amanda! I love the implications this has with colonialism and repairing wounds that are so, so deep. Incredible! [3/5]

  • Hannah E. Aaron11 days ago

    This is such an evocative piece masterfully using two voices! I love the exchange between the speakers, and the little jab about the lord's 'forward' thinking (or lack thereof)! Great work!

  • Babs Iverson29 days ago

    Beautifully written and loved your inspirational poem!!!❤️❤️💕

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