Song For The Unknown

I don’t really know who you are – but I can imagine.

I’ve been noticing you, taking note of the little things, piecing you together bit by bit.

I stand near you some days just so I can smell you – just so I can breathe with you.

And when your eyes pick me out in the crush I like to picture what you see. I like to think you think of me.

In my head, I hear you say my name – and it is a kind of music.

I imagine us making love.

One day we will – when I have the courage to burst into your song, to dance the dance I see inside you.

You are no longer a stranger to me, for I have known you with my hunger.

So take off those headphones – let that song be heard – and dance with me.

Right now – in front of everyone.

[This letter is an extract from a dance theatre piece called ‘An Incomplete Map of Desire]





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