"I'm going to speak my mind because I have nothing to lose."--S.I. Hayakawa

Friday, July 5, 2013

Suddenly, Sensuously, Seduced

No warning, no segue, no subtlety.  Captured  unexpectedly.  Walking from one room to another.

               ♫ Maybe I didn’t love you…..

Music from the television.  No time to process the first few words of the lyrics.   Halted in mid-stride.   Stunned by their potency.  Helplessly mesmerized.   

               ♫Quite as often as I could have…

Eyes closed.  In his arms, dancing slowly, in my imagination.  Not yet cheek to cheek.  

               ♫Maybe I didn’t hold you, all those lonely, lonely times…

Now we’re cheek to cheek.  That voice—a little raspy, a little smoky, a whole lot worn down.

♫Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn’t died…

Not at all a voice to croon a love song.  But sensual.  Ohmygod, how sensual.

♫And give me, give me one more chance…

Tears between our faces. 

♫Guess I should have told you…

Did he know how much I loved him?

♫You were always on my mind, you were always on my mind.

You are always on my mind.


  1. Hmmm,great song ! ... Patti

  2. I appreciate your thoughts and feelings about this man you were so very, very close to and whom you'll never forget. You presented it so well here.

  3. Yikes, Parrot. I wasn't "dancing" with Willie.