Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I saw you ten years from now....

I was laughing. Fluffing ten layers of petticoats back into place and scooching my cowboy boots out of the way. Making way for the casual passer~by. We were being silly. All dressed up with no place to go.

And the night rolled on....

I pointed my toes and grafittied "Make Love not War" on the waiting wall with the chalky tips of my boots. I did shots. Lemon drops. And clinked Skinny and Curty Boy in tandem.

I sashayed out onto the floor for Rolling Stones in my bouffant dress and pretended I was having a blast.....

And I did. All dressed up in my make~believe world.

And then I saw you. Ten years from now. Hair a little thinner. Arms a little skinnier and silly little six pack tummy, a little plumper. There, over there, in the shadows, sipping bud lights and staring at the band. I stopped mid sentence, mid Pink Cadillac. But you didn't see me. I smiled, but like 99 cent a bottle bubbles, the magic was gone before it reached you.... And your eyes passed right through me, dreamy and lost on the shadows behind me.

I watched you in slow black and white motion...crooked smile growing each time the double doors opened. You're head tilting back, waiting to laugh ....Remembering....

I watched you until you stopped watching the door. Until the buxom brunette grabbed your hand and whisked you out on the dancefloor. Until you gave in, and just called it another Friday night at a lonely bar.

You didn't see me, head thrown back, laughing at yesterday. Skinny legs tucked into dusty kick~your~butt boots. You didn't notice me, next to you, eyes closed, dancing to the music not the crowds. You didn't hear me when I said good night, and left.....

Life is short.

And I was only visiting....

15 comments:

kj said...

oh how i've missed these words. another dreamy story.

i miss you, friend. and i hope you are well, okay, and/or growing or thriving.

love to you from me.

singleton said...

Oh, I so hope you and all had a wonderful holiday, KJ, and that this year, this New One, will be the gift...for us all.

Crawling out from behind Mountains....

Clink! To the Way it Was soon!

Much Peace,
Sing

Maithri said...

Honestly...

I was feelin pretty crappy about myself tonight... No reason in particular...

You know that line from the song which says "There's always some reason to feel not good enough..."

But then i come here and see

the butterfly
has landed

If only for a moment

And I am lost in the dance
in savouring every word
every step
every moment

And the world is new
again,

Wings of peace and soft unbreakable love
to you my dear friend,

Maithri

Anonymous said...

Persichetti says...

Good to have you back my friend. Someone mentioned champagne today and I thought of you:) Just another wonderful memory! I hope you have a wonderful New Years Eve with lots of good things to come your way this year. Love you dearly.

singleton said...

Maithri....
Oh, sweet friend, wishing you a New Year, bright and shiney,
with little smiles
that still dance in
your heart days and years and lifetimes later...
May the world be blessed!
Muah! Happy New Year Friend!

Ahhhh,Persichetti,
if I remember correctly we telephoned half way round the world that night
and ending up crying on the kitchen floor!
Or, oh wait! Was that another Champagne night! Much love sweet friend....I was telling stories on us today!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Happy New Year, Singleton!

May you and yours be blessed with much happiness and many joys in 2009!

May the world be blessed with Peace & Justice in 2009!

she said...

singtome: -every story you post is like unwrapping a present

you have such a gift!


thanks for all you have -and will share with your blogger friends across the globe

happy new year! "to peace!" love, ~s.

singleton said...

sometimessaintly....Bless your little soul! May Peace be a rainbow.....for us all! Happy New Year, friend!

She....Oh, girl, I've thought of you....Could you feel it? Much peace and love to you and precious little ones as we climb out of 2008 and roll over into this bright shiney new promise!

I've missed everyone so much!

Much peace and Love

Oceanshaman said...

Great preflections of 2009 enjoyed in Atlanta with your skinny lil' sis . . .

May your 2009 be sweet . . .

Justgivemepeace said...

Ahhhh, I clinked! you guys at Midnight! Did you hear me knocking?

Much Peace for the new year, friend

Anonymous said...

Oh Silly Singleton,

It won't be 10 years.

Cowboy boots and Daisy Dukes.

Italian food on the front porch.

A Day trip to the gun store.

singleton said...

Oceans...must be something about me clinkin' you guys at midnight....A yellow butterfly....

SweetAnon...LOL~ 10 years from now, I'll be parading around in the heavens, stomping around like Tina Turner to the Stones "Get off of my cloud"..... Until then,
there's always day beers....
and an upside down hammock....
just my size....

Clink!

Anonymous said...

Careful Singleton. I've heard of people falling out of those hammocks. They are def. made for one.

singleton said...

Lol! I'm not very good at being careful...And I've had some of the best times of my life...Falling.

Anonymous said...

CLINK! It hasn't been ten years but it's getting close. I still check in on you. I will never forget you. We had joy we had fun, we had seasons in the sun. I've never known anyone like you. I had the time of my life. Anon.