Late Afternoon And You

They say that I don't know love
I say, yes, I do
They say they are counting
Love
I say, I am too

They mark the years with rings
Like a tree, they say
I count on smaller things
Minutes, seconds, days…
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I wait for late afternoon and you
The industrious bunch
Through breakfast and lunch
Parlay a hedge fun hunge
Or two
I wait for late afternoon and you

The Monday sun softly pales
By two
Though the bulk of the clerks
Thinking diligence works
For pension and perks outdo
I wait for late afternoon and you

If we agree to meet at three
The concierge and I will see
The shades are drawn
The staff is skilled
Our lunch prepared
The champagne chilled

And if we skip the duck confit
Your arms and lips will reach
For me
These walls were meant
Never to speak
Of souls content
Within the week

 

So on this late afternoon
With you
Other salesmen reserve
All the rumors they've heard
That this fool may deserve a
A review
And still I wait and I wait for you
I wait for late afternoon and you