I’m content to be present
in the here and now,
while I wait for the where and when,
the todays and tomorrows
that will make the yesterdays, ours.
Joan Armatrading weaves her bluesy
lyrics of love and longing,
of heartache and yearning,
jazzy downbeats and syncopated rhythms
bounce in the background while I write.
Her fingers dance on electric guitar strings,
flutter like hummingbird wings,
sound waves vibrate in bass notes,
a conversation, call and response
deep in my body.
Joan’s song my anthem, “Love and Affection”
“With a friend I can smilebut with a loverI could hold my head backI could really laughreally laugh…Little darlingI believe you could help me a lotjust take my handand lead me where you willno conversationno wave goodnightjust make lovewith affection.”