Tuesday, November 1, 2011

let me lead


let me lead.

on the kitchen floor in your socks and shirt. my hair falling down as the sun follows suit, a stray ray seeping in through the tiny window.

because no one can match the steps of your feet like me, the clumsy footsteps i've come to recognize as you walk across the creaky floorboards when i'm sleeping.

so go to work, as you must. drink lots of black coffee and stay up past midnight finishing it. carry the stress on the broad shoulders you tuck into your blue collar. callous your hands with pipes and wrenches.

but when you come home and it's late in the day and this little old house is sighing and singing with winter, just find me. in the laundry room out back. and bring me into this room, right here. with linoleum tiles and wood paneled walls.

you bring home the bacon and i'll fry it up. you start the music on the old record player and i'll start swirling before you return. a ballerina in my bathrobe. pretty eyed, pirate smile, yours for the taking.

16 comments:

Lauren Quinn O'Neill said...

I love this :) MD always says those words; "pretty eyed" when we dance in our tiny kitchen after long days.

Stesha said...

love this!!!!

xo
Classic & Bubbly

Becca said...

So beautiful, thanks for sharing this. :) x

Elisabeth said...

this made me just smile - so beautiful.
dancing in the kitchen is my absolute favorite.

http://lavitaebella-elisabeth.blogspot.com/

chambanachik said...

This read like a poem. I absolutely adored it.

Cara-Mia said...

:)

Christi said...

Sigh... :)

Cassie said...

yours is a lovely, lively soul. beautiful prose as always. it makes me smile. xx

Janette said...

Pretty eyed pirate smile.. Is that from a song? I cannot pin point it.. It's driving me crazy...Oh wait... It's the Elton John song right?


Janette the Jongleur

Holli said...

This is perfection.... love it.....

Kristina said...

this is beautiful!

Erin said...

This is so beautiful....you are a lovely writer! :)

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

Wow, I could picture this so clearly as I was reading it! What a romantic piece of writing :)

Niina - It seems pretty obvious. said...

What a lovely post! Beautiful (:

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Aw, I love this! I also love those old photos of Paul Newman and his wife!

Taylor said...

I enjoyed this a lot! Such a sweet moment to hopefully share with a man of my own one day. Some day soon.

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