There was always that one song

Stuck in my head

That one song combating

My whirlpool of dread

If I had just this one song

Stuck in my head

I could withstand anything

That anyone said

But God forbid

That my dear song should fade

Because when it did

Each word was a blade

Driving like poison

Straight through my heart

And I’d just cry and wait

For the song to restart

And everything’s better

With a song in my head

Because then I could dance

Even if I bled

Bled out my heart

With music in my soul

Because the song in my head

Somehow kept me whole

Dancing alone

To the song in my head

And I can’t really hear

What’s now being said

Dancing and singing

To the song in my head

The music’s my life

When the whole world seems dead

Singing aloud now

The song in my head

It’s always the same song

That’s stuck in my head

It’s the same song you sang me

All those years ago

And you asked me to dance

And I couldn’t say no

After all when I listen

To the song in my head

I’m dancing with you

And you’re no longer dead.

– by Helen Cryestira Viorel, 8th October, 2019

Artwork by fernando zhiminaicela

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