Sunday, November 02, 2008

The Wrecking Ball


The windows were painted in reverse. Too many fingerprints had touched them and they bled with sunlight. The coffee table was covered in beer rings and cigarette burns and the occasional "I can't believe you just did that" carved grafitti...

It was Christian's house....

The psychedelic tub was 3/4 full of tepid water, and we all pretended the fish were still alive. Yeah, a pump would have been helpful....

We drank beer through Deep Purple, dangled skinny legs over the balcony and sang to the moon with Joni Mitchell scratching on the eight track. And then it began. The last dance. David Bowie....

I climbed on the coffee table. Barefooted and bell bottomed and one beer, or five, too many... but I knew the words... And he hummed them.

And swayed.

And I danced....

He grabbed me. Unexpectedly. But not.

And we were there again, the same music, the same shadowed faces, the same Friday night on re~run, but I was full of it. The hissy fit. The "not now", "not again"...

And he held me tighter. ..

You don't always get a second chance...

Dance.....





10 comments:

Maithri said...

Wow!

Now If that aint romantic i dont know what is....;)

Heres to the dance my friend
to the unretrievable, effervescent moment

and label-less peace,

Love, M

WILSONART said...

"just remember who's taking you home,,,
and darlin, save the last dance for me."

Clink(!) to second chances,,,,
and even final, last chances.

Shimmerrings said...

Smart lady... never passing up the chance for that last dance...

kj said...

hmmmm. i wonder what's next...

:)

skinnylittlesister said...

Yep, we don't always get a second chance and you know what else sister ... oh, I know you know... you don't always get the first chance. Sometimes you just gotta take it, gotta make it and sometimes 'fake it until you make it' if that's what it takes ;) ILYSVM

singleton said...

Maithri....
Good Lord, you know I'm a hopeless romantic! And if you could have seen me rockin' out in the car this morning, 8 o'clock traffic snarling, and me just bopping to Stevie Wonder's Isnt she wonderful? thinking of you across the oceans....
Did you hear me smiling?

Babs....
Clinkin'! Yup, clinkin'!
And
winkin'!

Sweetshimmerings....
I know you know....
and perhaps had I known a long time ago what I know now....
I would have danced every dance like it was the last one....
The gift is in the moment and the moment sometimes
has to last an eternity...
Much love, sweet friend...

KJ...Ahhh, you know me too well, friend.....

Skinnylittlesoulsister...ILYSVVM and sometimes
we just
gotta
wear
boots!

Peace~love people,
I still believe.....

kj said...

nothing like sweet beginnings, singleton.

:)

she said...

who could resist? not me

"to last dances & 2nd chances!"

cheers, love, peace, ~s.

singleton said...

kj...You know, it's the damndest thing...I've been lucky enough to have even the sweetest endings....
and then as the old quote goes...

"this is not the end,
not even the beginning of the end,
but perhaps,
the end of the beginning"...

She...It's irresistable....

Peace~love and
dance, friends, dance....

eric1313 said...

That's what I call

Hope
in a bottle...

Love
on the run...

Life
with the best foot forward,

one
and
two
and
three
and one...

Here's to love...

May it last forever
or at least
until last call...