Poetry

Words to a Tango

An Argentinian sings:

“Although my life is filled with shadows

I don’t need love at all,

I just don’t need it.”

She sings as if the dark were comforting

and she pretends, befriending it,

that she’s home free. She’s not.

The love she spurns

is just outside, a casual predator.

That’s what she sings about.

That’s why we’re listening.

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