I don't want to talk
"Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music." Marcel Marceau
At the local milongas,
surrounded by good friends,
it's very common to hear,
How are things going?
What's new with you?
I don't mean to be evasive.
I really do want to be connected.
To let people know how I am.
I am grateful to be cared for.
It's just that the milonga is . . .
. . . too many cliches to finish that sentence.
Too many words and not enough meaning.
That's the real problem right there.
Too many words.
At the milongas, for a few hours,
I am not haunted by my past,
or worried for my future.
I am human.
a whole human being,
moment to moment,
tanda to tanda.
So just sometimes,
I don't want to talk.
Please know that I am grateful.
But let the music tell my story.
And I'll dance the answers to your questions
whether I mean to or not.
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