Countries are like big shoes and little shoes
Walking around –
Some without too much direction and others with almost none at all.
Countries are also like lips
Some used to mock, others to kiss –
While the rarest of all can sometimes even be poetic.
Some countries have long memories and others almost none at all –
The latter due to centuries of unacknowledged crimes against others.
People themselves can also be like shoes, lips, or memories –
But, in spite of that, all are capable of dancing when the music starts.
When the music starts, there is no “I” and no “you” –
There’s only a “whee” caught up in accelerating circles of joy.
Logically, this means that dancing should be more popularly encouraged –
Whether in culture, play, or spirituality.
The elderly keep time by nodding along –
Tapping their toes.
The children, however, run riot – attempting to imitate the adults’ complex steps
As well as all their motions and emotions –
Resulting in a wild, yet oddly calm, frenzy of joy.