I’ve never been old before. This new old body could be floating
Through ether in another universe, but it is not so far away.
Does it tether me or loosen ties? Does it rely on
Gravity or defy it? What is the name of an internal pinch, an
Ache in my back, my leg, my foot? Does rain age as it flows from island
Sea to cloud to stream? I test each body part in a ferment of
Anxiety, try to return to the time when all I would do is dance.
source: Floating Away on an Island of Dance