A sonnet


Why stay at home fretting earthly demise?

Come out, move along, indulge your dark core

Open your heart, raise your pulse, close your eyes

Spin yourself ‘round with your feet off the floor

To a sampled Simone and scratched Sarah Vaughn

Sequencing surrendered abandoned elation

Up step the tempo, bring drums to wail on

Sacrifice sweat to deep syncopation

DJ, hip your hop with a world beat bass

Bend all your circuits, build up to breakdown

Spin it up glitch, we’re the last of our race

Can’t do it alone, we need you all downtown


Surrender your moves, release all your zeal

In these end times only dance tunes will heal