Monday, May 21, 2012

a big dance hall

by nooshin azadi

illustration by adelaide wylde bunch


a big dance hall
with a high ceiling
from which a cage is hanging
the cage is not empty

rhoda is dancing gracefully in the center of the hall
to the celestial music horace is playing
timmy is watching her adoringly
others are talking
or dancing too
there are a thousand and one people in the hall
exactly a thousand and one
crow has counted them 
a thousand and one times

she knows every one of them
every one of them
except the one 
who has invited them 
to the dance


1 comment:

Dan Leo said...

Brilliant -- on about a thousand levels.