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"Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of the moon." Rumi


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Ready for a world tour

The empty auditorium was to be inhabited by thousands. A handful of us with worn out jazz shoes, leg warmers, sweat shirts & pants twirled ’till the stage spun on its own. Some stretched and others meditated in corpse pose as i chugged water from an almost empty bottle.

“We cant stop now, last practice!” A familiar soft-spoken but firm voice gave command from the entrance door. He was dressed in a white v-neck, cropped black pants with white socks and black shoes – oh! And his legendary glove. Michael Jackson showed up for the last night of practice of what was to be the first show of his last tour. He was kind, energetic and motivational.

I was stoked! I still couldn’t believe i was going on tour with MICHAEL JACKSON. But now i’m at work, reminiscing one of my coolest dreams to date.

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Oh, Just a Dream

I’m dreaming of weaving my desires

Betwixt butterfly wings

To fly in the breeze

And magically land in a king’s territory.

My essence would be found floating in the mist,

Immersing the concourse on which he stands

With sparkles of love

Brushing his heart with colors

Seen only in the cosmos.

Beauty in his eyes.

My name on his lips.

I was only dreaming,

Kaleidoscoping through electric glass

That shocked reality back into place.

Lightning bolts of honesty

Bursting profoundly through my chest.

“He loves me”, “he loves me not”

Every word spoken plucked hope out of my heart.

A roseless stem,

Growing blindly in the wrong direction,

Hoping for a “love me” phrase alone.

He must have forgotten to speak

For I waited desperately

In a silence that protruded my ears.

“he loves me not”, he repeats.

He stops.

I listen and blink.

Letting tears roll off my cheek and down my chin,

Dripping in the soil.

But from there, a new rose must bloom with a ruby forming from within.

And emerging from the Earth shall be a new beginning.