On the Way

On the way to the car wash
the man heard an interview
with a young vocalist about

his quartet, growing up near-
by, going to school in Chicago
at Roosevelt University and,

and, and just then the man’s
heart skipped a beat as he
thought about growing up

in Chicago, going downtown,
listening to jazz quartets,
dating a girl who went to

Roosevelt University and
laughing at her for drinking
a Brandy Alexander before

dinner. The cut played during
the interview was “Time After
Time,” and… you kept my love

so young, so new and time
after time I tell my self that
I’m so lucky to be loving you


As the man pulled the car
into the garage, he thought
about singing some of those

lyrics to his wife, but just
knew he would get choked up,
after only a phrase or two,

so he played it for her on
You-tube. The man went back
into the study, played “Just

the Way You Look Tonight,”
and cried.

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