Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pssst...

Ya got no business--
Like a sneaky cat in the fish cannery;
Ya got no right--
Always singing after midnight,
Crossing against the light...
What are you thinking when you say to me
That I'm "your" girl?
I'm nobody's girl,
Not even the wind's.

Oh, but you'll say,
When you call me "your" girl and such,
That the lady doth protest
A little too cotton pickin much.
When you call me "your" girl,
I want to strut, preen and pose,
From the protest on my lips
Down to my cotton pickin toes.

Ya got no business--
But I just want to let it drop
That since you've called me "your" girl,
It's all right if you don't stop.   ;-)

_________

16 comments:

mac said...

I couldn't help but hear Jackson Browne's Somebody's Baby as I read this :-)

Fireblossom said...

I love that song, Mac. :-)

ellen abbott said...

where's the music?

Boonsong said...

This is powerful.
Thanks for this.

All the best, Boonsong

Scarlet Ily said...

Even if you're nobody's girl (not even the wind's) it's nice when someone calls you "My Girl" ...or "My Chica." :)

Marion said...

I guess you told her. (Two snaps up). LOL! Fabulous post, beautiful words. Blessings!!

Fireblossom said...

Oh yes it is, Scarlet! :-)

Marion, I'm known for being pretty ferocious and stuff. Rawwr! LOL.

Sara said...

It's funny...I just read through the comments and I agree...where's the music. This should be a song. I see it being sung by Melissa Etheridge:~)

Fireblossom said...

Melissa Etheridge! Oh yeah!

Mojo said...

Actually, I was hearing Bonnie Raitt. But now that you mention it...

TALON said...

I loved the last stanza. Sometimes it's a fine thing to belong to someone :)

Mama Zen said...

Yep, she's been told!

Riot Kitty said...

It does have the quality of a song...

Kay said...

very cute... and I so want to be that woman in the photo!

BUT... I ain't no ones girl! :)

Eric Alder said...

You tell 'em, Shay!

Cloudia said...

wise-gal!