Only on your own terms

You have to be aware that
there are heights from which
every dream has to
fall and shatter….
that they wake up nights from
its long lonely sleeps
that days always wait hidden in dark
even during the night
your job is just to be aware
to be aware that time
wanders at its own pace
with no real direction or choice
but yes if you miss it; you lose it
so be aware and stay tight
and don’t let time force you to
play to its music
yes, you can dance
if you really, so badly want to
but do it to your own terms
to the tunes of
your own life as defined by you