The Driver

January 27, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

 

The Driver

She was beautiful.

She still was beautiful.

Lovingly his hand caressed her black curves.

Sixty years.

Sixty years already?

Black and white picture of the righ tail end and wheel of a 1954 Lincoln CapriCapri, 2015Black and white picture of the righ tail end and wheel of a 1954 Lincoln Capri

He remembered the day he first met her; how he fell in love.

He remembered when they went out the first time.

Her trembling, responding to his hands.

Sixty years is a long time.

Together they had served.

black and white picture of the steering wheel of a 1954 Lincoln CapriLincoln Capri Steering Wheel, 2015black and white picture of the steering wheel of a 1954 Lincoln Capri

He remembered when the old lady was a young child.

They had taken her out.

To the park.

They waited while the child and her nanny walked beneath the trees.

Ice cream spills, lovingly wiped off.

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Then came school.

They had taken her every day.

Books thrown in; boyfriends too.

Music on the radio, stolen kisses.

He always looked away.

black and white detail picture of the dashboard of a 1954 Lincoln CapriLincoln Capri Dashboard, 2015black and white detail picture of the dashboard of a 1954 Lincoln Capri

The wedding!

He had dressed her with garlands.

The white flowers painting promises on her black skin.

The young couple laughing.

He was proud.

Black and white picture of the righ tail end and wheel of a 1954 Lincoln CapriCapri, 2015Black and white picture of the righ tail end and wheel of a 1954 Lincoln Capri

They had shared sadness.

The funeral.

How they took the lady to the grave.

They were first in line.

Behind the hearse.

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Today was their last day.

He was old, she was old.

Too old to serve.

He drove her home.

One last time.

Black and white picture of a man driving a black 1954 Lincoln Capri up a driveway in a suburban settingComing Home, 2015Black and white picture of a man driving a black 1954 Lincoln Capri up a driveway in a suburban setting


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