‘Advice’, by Bill Holm

Someone dancing inside us

has learned only a few steps:

the “Do-Your-Work” in 4/4 time,

the “What-Do-You-Expect” Waltz.

He hasn’t noticed yet the woman

standing away from the lamp.

the one with black eyes

who knows the rumba.

and strange steps in jumpy rhythms

from the mountains of Bulgaria.

If they dance together,

something unexpected will happen;

if they don’t, the next world

will be a lot like this one.