Dancing on the edge of life
Weaving back and forth
She dances for all her soul is worth
She dances in the midst of strife.
People watch her as she does
they wonder how she can
The truth is that there is no plan
She dances just because.
All her worry, all her pain
All her grief and sadness
All her anger and her madness
It feeds the dance with purpose plain.
She dances because her heart is bent
She dances because she must
A fragiler soul might turn to dust
So she dances so she can vent
Many people will vainly fight
Others will deign to cry
It does not do to ask them why
But this one girl looks for the light
An impossible light, a happy light
In a world that’s come to tears
She’s seen the grief of all the years
And now she dances to make it right.