• soft shoulder

    14 Jun 2010, 23:13 by acherryblossom

    I don't keep much stuff around
    I value my portability
    but I will say that I have saved
    every letter you ever wrote to me
    the one you left on my windsheild
    outside of that little motel
    is in the pocket of my old gigbag
    from back when life was more soft shelled

    letters littered with little lewd pictures
    drawn by the ghost of Woddy Guthrie
    who would use your big thick hand
    just to draw one two for me

    and I think of your letters as love letters
    which is how I think of songs
    in that it is the writing of them
    that tend to carry us along
    and I dance to one of your old tunes
    with my true love on our wedding day
    and your voice sang the way my heart would sing
    if it finally knew just what to say

    two people pulled over on the same night
    to look up at the same stars
    they both found their wheels were spinning
    in a soft shoulder
    when they got back into their cars
    and they missed fate's appointed rendezvous
    and then a whole lotta time went by