The Famous Last Scene

Final Curtain Call

I know it’s late, I know you’re weary. I know your plans, don’t include me. 

With the dark night suffocating the apathetic crowd, I continued with the song in a tired, strained voice. Everyone milled about, never taking notice. The music never ceased even if a loud crash in the kitchen woke the entire city. Oblivious, I celebrated.

Still here we are, both of us lonely. Longing for shelter, from all that we see.

Letting the harmony engulf me, my eyes swept through the crowd for a mere second. And there she was, nursing a cold beer bottle, deep in thought.

Why should we worry, no one will care girl.

I was mildly intrigued. You were hunched over in your leather jacket, as if trying to solve the problems of the world. Those eyes. Those lips. I blushed like a school girl as I saw you inched in, staring, waiting for the next lines.

Look at the stars, so far away.

I closed my eyes as the bright rays of the sun blinded me as we strolled along the white sand, hands clasped. The waves comforted our bare feet as you wrapped your hands around me when we paused for the sunset. You lovingly grazed my nape and whispered softly, ‘Thank you for coming into my life.’

We’ve got tonight, who needs tomorrow?

Barely surviving the last lines, you threw a couple of crumpled bills on the table. With one last look, you simply turned your back and I murmured,

Why don’t you stay?

For some unknown reason, I just had to write another version of my previous post, Swept Away.

Then maybe, I should start cleaning up my playlist. As previously mentioned, the song lines were from the Bob Seger classic, ‘We’ve Got Tonight‘.

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~ by Ice Canicosa on April 5, 2013.

7 Responses to “The Famous Last Scene”

  1. I remember the song from which those words came! Thanks for the visit and take care…Skip.

  2. Great use of time travel! A cruise, a hope, I can almost taste the Coors Light … and in a blink you’ve predicted the hopeful future … then Blammo … the odds outweigh the lottery dreams of love. I dig it.

    • Loved how you dissected the piece 🙂 I am always in awe on how music (in this case, just one particular song) can do wonders for inspiration.

      Thank you for the visit 🙂

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