October 1, 2011

I saw the musical Footloose about a month ago, and really liked it. Tonight I was wondering what kind of poetry Ariel wrote on the bridge where her brother died. I ended up with a bunch of haikus - lately those have been my favorite kind of poem to write. I have a bunch more of these coming up, with four haikus for each chapter. Requests taken. Enjoy!

Here I stand, at the

last place that you saw before

everything turned black.


This is the closest

I can get to you. One false

move and I'll die too.


On this bridge you crossed

from life into death, from one

world to another.


I hope they have good

music wherever you are.

Never stop dancing.