Thursday, November 27, 2008


I was just minding my business.

Simple washerwoman, that's me.

How could I have known



What was to be?

Brassy, brassy,

That's you.

With the boardinghouse reach to pick off stuff you see.

Grab off

Sweep off

Their feet little gals like me.


I know,

I could holler lemme lemme lemme lemme go!

Could shout it

Scream it

But you'd think I

Didn't mean it.

Now listen, you,

Hear me when I'm talking to you, Ma'am--

When I say stop



I'm whispering just as loudly as I can!



Vodka Mom said...



Jannie said...

I call to you and I call to you but I don't call soft enough...

Ain't no cure for love, baby.


Fireblossom said...

Vodka Mom,




Ah, one of my favorite LC songs, Jannie. The version I know is sung by Jennifer Warnes. I really enjoyed your comment, it's pretty much perfect!

I've got her like a habit....I'll never get enough....

Cynthia said...

Ohhh, like-a-lot!

Hope you have a delicious and
fulfilling meal today in more
ways than one!

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Oh my, to be a fly on the wall.. er,um, ok, perhaps not (blush).

So elequent for a washer-woman, you. Smile.

My favouite Jennifer Warnes song is a duet with Cohen, "Joan of Arc", sends shivers down my spine. I must get another copy, mine jumps.

Fireblossom said...

Thank you, Cynthia! I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Shrink, you fluster that poor player, that's why it jumps. ;-)
(and I love that song, too, that very version)

david mcmahon said...

There are washer-men in my next novel .....

Mama Zen said...

Love, love that ending!

Fireblossom said...

Oh, David, the washerwomen will be all atwitter. Good luck with your novel!

I'm glad you liked it, Mama Zen. I was so happy when I wrote it.

Lil Bit said...

.... and did she hear your whispers? ... or ignore them?

Fireblossom said...

She ignored them at first, then turned me loose. :***-(