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July 4th, 2007 (03:55 am)

Tired.

Lame night.

Rained....empty restaurant.

Ten bucks for two miles in the cab (after tip)
But a sweet Co-Worker stuck around and helped me close...
and drove me home.

After cab fair I walked with $30 on what should have been a two-bill night.

That's a 9 hour shift.

But hey, Friend.
Right?

He didn't have to stay, and he did.
Saved me the walk home in the drizzle....

I wouldn't have let myself
take another cab.

Victory is strange.
When you want to find it, you can always find it.
Find it anywhere.

But when you don't--no manner of event
can provide it.

Victory doesn't come from the outside.
Ever.



When Derek dropped me off...
I saw that the garage door was still open.
It was nearly 3AM.

I saw Frances inside--partially dismantled
sans her back tire.

Then I saw the tire
leaning against the big red tool box....
BRUSHED METAL NEW.

A new tire.
Rim, tire...NEW.

He hadn't finished...
But it was there.

I took her key
off my chain
and left it in the bike.

I hung my head
Shook it.
Rubbed my fists in my eyes.

Blinking.

THE BOY...he's fixing her?

The Boy is fixing her for me.

*sigh*

Apology.
A strong one.

Thank-you Benjamin.
You've surprised me.

Maybe even shamed me.

Thank-you.


Victory, strange strange night of Victory...
The battle ground inside
Stilled
to a silence.




"Keep moving forward"--Ratatouille

Comments

Posted by: Kathy (hrm_ok)
Posted at: July 4th, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
me

Where you will be this weekend? I will be around....

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: July 4th, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC)

I work Saturday Brunch,
and have Sunday off--

LET'S HANG!!!

326-9855

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: July 4th, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)

Oops!

That's me.

^_^

Posted by: Kathy (hrm_ok)
Posted at: July 5th, 2007 03:24 am (UTC)

Got it. :)

Posted by: Pumping Iron Hearts (woundedmarigold)
Posted at: July 4th, 2007 11:53 pm (UTC)

I LOVED Ratatouille! I had some cheese when I came home. I couldn't resist.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: July 5th, 2007 10:55 am (UTC)
Stuart

Ginger loves Rats and Kitchens...

Who knew the would come together
with
so
much
WONDERFUL!

^_^

Posted by: Gregory Parks (tokenpants)
Posted at: July 5th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)

Have yet to see Ratatouille! Grr.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: July 5th, 2007 08:03 am (UTC)
Stuart

Anthropomorphic Rat who Cooks.

=Ginger LOVE.

Posted by: Orin (rin_o)
Posted at: July 5th, 2007 04:28 am (UTC)
relax

victory. what happens while you were expecting failure to crush you that leaves you pleasantly bewildered.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: July 5th, 2007 07:48 am (UTC)
Cup & Lip

Like a tragic war

or a fine meal.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: July 5th, 2007 07:50 am (UTC)
Climb

Like a tragic meal
and a fine war???

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