Tamara Willems

what if today…

What if today,
it’s not in me to fight
what if I just leave you to your nasty politics
and misfired
what if today, I don’t feel up to
stepping in, standing up
what if I
just go ahead and live them anyway…

what if I don’t yell
not one time
in an effort to out-noise you
if I don’t feel envious, or disgruntled
what if there is nothing, I covet
or resent you for having

what if I have no desire to cause someone, celebrity or otherwise
to feel shame
or embarrassment
what if I don’t find fault, or seek blame
what if I choose not to
fire back, just so that mine are the last words
to stick

what if I leave you to your facts as fiction
and things we don’t really want to know
what if truth is just truth, because

what if I’m just not up to it today…

‘cause today,
I just want to rest here
in life
in love
and kindness

I just want to celebrate
and smile

I want innocence
and gentle contentment
I want to soak this up

I want to put something beautiful into the world
and hope that it

and then
in comes UB40 and Robert Palmer,

♪ Close your eyes, close the door
You don’t have to worry any more
I’ll be your baby tonight

   Shut the light, shut the shade
You don’t have to be afraid
I’ll be your baby tonight

 Well, the mockingbird’s gonna sail away
We’re gonna forget it
Big old moon’s gonna shine like a spoon
We’re gonna let it, you won’t regret it

  Kick your shoes off do not fear
Bring that bottle over here
I’ll be your baby tonight  ♪ ♪ 

and then…
we dance ♥

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