Friday, January 23, 2004

mama told me not to come

"who wears white socks anymore anyway?" she wonders.
she tries not to look down, or ahead, for that matter. his moustache is desperately in need of a trim. his breath is tired.
in the damp chill of the café, they shuffle passively, nearly together, nearly apart, his indifferent hand on the small of her back.
"is this all there is?" she wonders again, smelling coffee and cabbage and longing for roses.
if only the accordion would move on to a livelier melody, if only the heartless lights would glow pink and flattering: she swings her hips, and her skirt, in frustrated anticipation.
her soul was made for passion.
and these high blue heels were made for clicking, for candor, and for complete and utter coquetry.
that's why she bought them in the first place.


  1. "But at a dance hall down in Texas
    That's the finest place to be
    The women they all look beautiful
    And their men will buy your beer for free"
    -- Lyle Lovett, "That's Right"

  2. i must say it's true a picture worth a thousand words, but not always, here, words also.

  3. Forever caught in a shop window, everybody watching you and no way out. Maybe she should just toss the table through that window and make a run for it. But, well, running is the one thing those shoes weren't made for. And without a coat, in this weather? Where would she go anyway? *Sigh*

  4. Awww bless, absolutely lovely. Hope she finds the passion she is looking for.

  5. "looks like freedom but it feels like death
    it's something in between, I guess"
    ~~L. Cohen

  6. A very nice performance, described by the words of this topic and illustrated by the interesting picture...

  7. wonderful, in the spirit of postcard fiction. your narrative gave this picture more depth than otherwise possible. bravo!

  8. I agree complete with Mark's comment. I think your words are brilliant and add a wonderful living dimension to the image.

  9. The other version could be very romantic but ... things happen! Great little story Lynn.

  10. I read on Ananova last week that the NL government wanted to ban white socks at work... In unrelated white socks news.. very odd.