This Body is Meant for More
Jennifer Angelina Petro
It is necessary to dance,
In one form or another,
Even for a moment, alone,
Without judgment, or, at very least,
As little judgment as possible.
Dance over to the coffee pot,
Dance to the door, through the room,
This body is meant for more
Than very nearly robotic, albeit
It is meant to unfold—fluid, grand,
Dramatic, slowly, curling downwards,
Rising upwards—arms outstretched–
Gathering and releasing a sky
Of a million suns.