from “Get Happy”

I want to rinse out irony

rinse glamour, rinse vanity, rinse void

rinse alcohol, rinse tobacco, rinse guilt

rinse away influence, rinse expectations

I’m not throwing you a lifebuoy

some new kind of soap

I’m not offering you an instant cure

or Wonderland

I don’t want a rendezvous

at the Cactus Motel

or true romance

just give me

the real intimacy

of a Saturday dance

Nick Power (from the Figure of Speech show Get Happy with Alisha Ruiss, Phil  Bourassa, Drew Jurecka, and Chris Bezant)


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