Susanne Bentley

Contemporary dancer, improvisor, teacher, choreographer & coach

Flower

Don’t let go

Don’t let go

Holding it together
holding each other
holding us apart.
Holding the madness and sadness
still holding out hope that this is a dream.
Holding a jaw clenched while holding hands
holding the gift of love close to you while radiating it out into the world.
Holding in anger until it suffocates,
holding your breath.
Holding universal truths tightly while
holding gravity in disregard.
Holding nothing filled with substance and matter filled with infinite space.
Holding onto your beliefs harder than your loved ones
holding the gun to a metaphorical head
holding a grudge longer than is truly necessary
holding up a mirror to your soul.
Holding it against you, up against another
holding back until (maybe)
another time another place another person.

Still holding.

2010