the night before, and
nerves shatter this peace
to make those ventricle beats
we can sample, then try to dance to
and we’ll dance, you and I
sister, mother. bricks that make
this house, home
a reminder of why and when.
last minute turns can create promises
to protect the fragility of what is
to maintain the stability of what can be
and to say goodbye to what hasn’t been
tonight we could fear
what tomorrow might bring
or we can embrace what is already here.