Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Unfathomable

"Don't come in with me, or we won't leave for the next 2 hours," mi husband says --and he's right, grocery stores (any store, really) just always kinda pulls me in. So as he bounds across de parkin' lot, an' disappears into de store, mi eyes quickly flash to de car-radio, flash back toward de store, an' there's you exitin' de store.
I'm astonished at how mi heart somersaults at the sight of you.
You're gorgeous. You have a model's marvelous bone structure. (Even as de summer departs, you could use a tan, but whatever.) You're very manly, but there's a sensitive air about you that could just melt a girl and then mutilate her if that air of sensitivity turned out to be a facade. I just can't stop starin' at you. You come closer to mi car, and I say to mi-self, "Self, you've seen him before," but I'm still starin' at your eyes, grabbin' this opportunity to fathom just what colour they actually are.
You realize that I'm starin' at you, and it seems you also realize just then that you're starin' at me -- that we're actually makin' eye contact. You smile an awkward likkle smile an' look away, feelin' de profundity of our mutual gaze, an' de incongruity of such a soft moment in a crowded, broad-daylight, supermarket parkin' lot. An instant later, you look at me again, still headin' in my direction, an' de silly, fleetin' awkwardness passes, an' wi both laugh a bit self-consciously.
I sigh, inhalin' de sight of you, de seductive height of you, de lingerin' smile that is de bright light of you.
You stop at mi car-door.
You open it, and look in.
"Yu noh see how mi head gone, Piggy?" you ask. "Mi a goh inna de store fi goh spend, but mi left mi wallet same place inna de pants wheh mi did wear goh work today. Yu ever see nutten soh? Eeh?"
"Yes," I answer, "I'd marry you again, and again, and a million times again in this lifetime -- an' not just because mi luv nyam weddin' cake eeda!"

16 comments:

Gela's Words said...

Oh I like this.

Stunner said...

Nice post!

Shotta M said...

And here I thought you were parking lot pimpimg - until the end.

Ri said...

Man lucky to have a wifey like dat.

Melody said...

Much obliged, Gela & Stunner.
Aha, Shotta, gotcha!
Nice of U, RI, de reverse is quite true 2. :)

Leon said...

Awww! What a lucky man! To have a wife that adores him like that. Should've saved this for Valentine's Day.

Mad Bull said...

Yeh, I was about to say you lucky to have a man you still feel like that towards after all the years. Nuff woman can't say the same...

Melody said...

Much obliged, Leon. (Valentine's 2 far away.) :)
MB, that's what boggles mi mind: after all these years. And I'm really grateful to God.

Abeni said...

Sweeet

You go girl

Scratchie said...

Enuff said Melody. Keep it alive.

Jdid said...

thats nice

aarond said...

Interesting - run on!

Gela's Words said...

I had to come back and read this again, so sweet.

Kingston Girl said...

very sweet - you are both so lucky

Irie Latino said...

...sigh...maybe i'll start thinking about marriage again.

Dr. D. said...

How rosemantic Mel!