[Throwback Tuesday] she is just doing it

school’s been over
for her
for a while
but still
still she gets that feeling
every year
at this time
sadness that the summer
is ending
and not yet
feeling the
excitement
of new beginnings
of possibilities
of wearing her scarves more often
and
the wind
whips at her hair
jealous of it
probably
but she knew
that
car windows down
equals
a ponytail
that helped her
wrest control
of the music
with
a smile
with
accidentally tanned legs
showed off
with a well-placed
foot on the dash
but
he would have given it
to her anyway
really
after the “fight”
after the “pain in the ass”
’cause
he loves her
she knows
he knows
she picks
california dreaming
’cause
that song
more than any other
captures her feeling
of
still vaguely content ennui
all the leaves are brown
a sad face
and the sky is gray
searching the horizon
for the sunshine she knows is coming
“that store you love
is a half hour from here”
he offers
matter of factly
she told him about
that store
that her parents took her to
as a kid
months ago
in passing
while he was
watching football
and
her parents played the mamas and papas
on road trips when she was little
she watches the faded
antenna ribbon
flapping in the stiff breeze
she loves him
he knows
she kisses his cheek
and again
and…
unzip
well, i got down on my knees
she isn’t doing it to be in control
this time
she is just…
doing it
she looks up
she loves
loves
loves
watching him
try to stay focused
on the road
she turns up the intensity
he turns off the highway
onto a small dirt road
he puts the car in park
he puts his hands
in her hair
he puts his hands
behind his own head
he puts his hands
on the steering wheel
he puts his hands
back
in her hair
she stops
teasingly
“still think i’m
a pain in th–”
in one motion
he is out his door
pulling her by the arm
behind him
he pushes her
up against the car
back to him
skirt
up
underwear
gone
almost
angry
cars whipping by
not far away
rustling in bushes
even closer
hair pulled
teeth marks left
and so
on
and
on
and
on
passionate
rough
perfect
he collapses
leaning on her
leaning on the car
“i love you”
“i know”

 
 
 
 

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26 Responses

  1. Meghan says:

    This made me cry.

  2. Shelley says:

    Me too. What the hell?

  3. Sarah says:

    Fish guts.

    Sorry.

    I had to say something to break the spell and get on with my day/life.

  4. Obviously love it. Like I always do.

    Pain in the ass.

  5. Renee says:

    Seriously, why aren’t you critically acclaimed or some shit? Or whatever it is for writers.

    these words…to my core…

  6. Sue says:

    If this is the word doodle you were trying to come up with yesterday all “cozy in your bed”….I can see why you were in the bed. Powerful stuff, man.

  7. Lisa and Laura says:

    Whoa!

  8. I’m not entirely sure you could be any sexier if you tried.

  9. samdotcom says:

    God you are a beautiful writer.

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