I can taste it in the air.
Spicy, warm, and ready to melt in my mouth,
It comes to me.
The lights, the cheers,
The fever of performance.
The music slowly ascends in volume,
And everything is black.
Breathe waits in anticipation of the beat,
the beginning of a new life.
Color bursts forth from the darkness
As feet and body move in synchronized motion.
Each step is a new day
In the life of the dance,
A new moment to take in
And breathe the sweet smells of living.
Heat takes over
As the steps began to wane and die
Along with the music.
The trance is broken as the crowd stands,
Applauding the life I just lived in stage,
Newly revived with each small movement,
Never to be forgotten.