Mu Li Yu lived underground in a world of darkness.
It was against the law to laugh, sing, or dance.
The Surface Dwellers would hear.
They were monsters.
If they discovered you,
they’d pull you out from the ground
and devour you!
She didn’t even know what singing and dancing were
until she snuck to the surface.
They looked exactly like her,
She expected they’d eat her on the spot.
Instead, they welcomed her,
explained that Under Dwellers made up tales
to keep people out of the light.