Sunday, July 3, 2011

flip side




i met him
on the flip side
of a
mercury dime

he was seated at a table in the rear of the restaurant
a candlelit
table for two
in a solitaire arrangement
(i have always been drawn
to the symbolic)


he looked like
a god - asked me
to have a sit - proving
to be a gentleman

dinner? was all
he said
why not? i replied

i ordered a bagel
with cream cheese
he ordered
the fresh catch of the day

i took note
as bacharach sat
down to
the keyboard -
started playing
"a message to michael"
warwick at
her best

i began
questioning the
messenger as
to time
and date stamp on the bar tab

he reassured me
all are blind
to times passage - when there are
gods
involved - enjoy, he said
your bagel i mean -  applying
a little cream cheese

i asked warwick
to sing
the B side, noticing both burt

and the god
had disappeared

bkmackenzie
copyrighted 2011



9 comments:

  1. A mercury dime...hadn't thought about those in years. Thanks for that reminder. And Burt Bacharach...takes me back to a time I dare not say.

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  2. I love time travel...even if it only in my mind...thanks for the visit...bkm

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  3. "Here Where There Is Love", I'll catch ya' on the flip side.

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  4. smiles. this is alovely bit of verse bk...flip side of the dime and b side...oh i get you jive...smiles.

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  5. Love how "flip side" threads the poem into a fascinating dramatic fabric! Beautiful!

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  6. This was just a beautiful experience

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