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Dancing Away

Mismatched music

By Tina D'AngeloPublished 3 months ago 1 min read

The music I heard was nothing like yours

How did I get so lost?

Swaying to a long-forgotten song, sweet refrains in my mind

Gentle blues, lost jazz melodies, seriously sentimental

Fantastical music echoes in my soul

Leaning into you, never quite close enough

Never touching

Ashamed of my desire

Fearful of my truth

Rushing forward

Falling backward

in uncertain terms of confusion and pain

Your music was dissonance, smashing cymbals, crashing drums

No kind words. No warm embrace. Nothing. Empty. Cold.

No understanding. No caring.

Tired of running into a hard wall

The music in my soul mismatched with the possibility of you

So, I turned, following the breadcrumbs back home as I danced away

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About the Creator

Tina D'Angelo

My first book, G-Is for String, is now available on Amazon! Set in the 1970s, the story follows Tina's first years of learning the ropes of dancing in strip clubs and X-rated theaters. There is never a problem that she can't make worse!

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  • Naomi Gold3 months ago

    Oh wow, it’s great to see poetry from you!

  • Donna Fox3 months ago

    Such a heartfelt message and a beautiful but sad journey you took us on! Choosing to walk away is sometimes the hardest but best thing you can do for yourself!

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