I just spent the afternoon sitting on my deck.
In the sun rocking in my chair.
Had the tunes on.
Rocked to the hits of yester year.
Suntan lotion on.
Spray bottle helping with the heat.
I listened and my armed rocked.
Closed my eyes and I was young.
Tunes from my college years.
From now and in between.
Just for a moment I forgot.
I got lost in the used to be.
I was me ... again.
I had a grand time.
Who said someone can't
have fun if one leg doesn't work.
I am by myself today.
No one to tell me not to do this or that.
Or to behave.
Just me and the Purr and Fur Gang.
Damn it felt good to be me.
I still remember how.
I just got lost in valley of pain.
The old town ville that looks me in the mirror.
The wrinkles that remind me of what was and is.
Today, though, I found that girl.
The one that was young and loved and wanted so much.
I'm sure you all know her.
She's hidden within you.
I can just imagine the party we all
could have had on my deck
rocking in the sun.
~ JC ~