Dancing Against the Dark – Dawn Levitt

Dancing Against the Dark
Dawn Levitt

When they first came to me,
giving me little time to live,
I did not, could not, comprehend.
How does a young woman go
from health to life support?
I plummeted through shock,
confusion and horror,
but not acceptance.

Now, granted a reprieve,
I will not surrender.
I will not wait alone for
the other shoe to drop.
Instead, I choose to dance alone
in that single shoe,
whirling like a dervish
to scare away its mate.