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this business of dance and music

Part I: The Pitch 

We like to be authorities on getting ‘round town
Looking good, going down
To the market and filling our skirts with bread and thick aromatic cheese
How to be hungry is about how well you get fed
We're in the business of how to get led
 
Meet me at the Debut café for a free consultation
There the Castle is ever looming dark and fallen down
It's okay, kay?
I got you covered
With this first guarantee:
 
The human heart and mind are hungry
For movement and noise, always
 
In this city that is smaller than your head
Getting fatter but not getting fed
All directions lead down to the market
Where we all buy and sell
For passion or for profit
 
I am the Professional. I wear the suit
Of this Business of Dance and Music
 
We are not in the business of panhandling for scraps
On street-corners from the Stranger getting stranger
We make with what we get
And the gettin’ is good
When you’re in the business of how to get got
Because the journey is long to get beyond
That Castle
In the distance
 
And, damn,
We look good, going down
To the market
And filling our skirts with bread and thick aromatic cheese
 
CHEESE!

(TBC.  I actually never completed this 3 part poem, and title piece of the chapbook, to any satisfaction.  Maybe one day.  I am patient)

© lyw