A Cowboy Sings

Take nothing for granted – you said with feet planted, cementing your shoes to my steps. And when I couldn’t stand it, you wouldn’t demand it and drove home in your sunniest dress.

Well I lost my keys so I cannot give chase, or bear the thought of the look on your face. You said where you went – I forget.

So let’s shake off our hangovers, moisten our tongues. Take two tabs of advil and one stick of gum. And I’ll meet you for dinner and afterward drinks and I’ll put your used plates in the sink. This is so empty – solid but not deep. I know you don’t picture my face when you sleep. It’s okay – my dismay comes naturally – whether or not you believe.

I’ve only owned one wristwatch, once. The band was black rubber and smudged on my hand and the hands made me once late for lunch. And for that, I do apologize. I must’ve been staring too close to the signs – the symbols too big for my eyes, took a wrong turn before I realized that you’d never love me. That’s nice.


~ by perfectionatrix on November 24, 2010.

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