Wednesday, 25 July 2012

The Cougar

The Cougar Damn he's older. I couldn't help but think that over and over again. 10 years later I guess I am too. "Hey sailor! Buy a girl a drink." I said with a smirk. It was his favorite sex game. He was a sailor in WWII and I was the Japanese geisha. Would have helped if I was Japanese, but being Chinese heritage I was less offended. But 20 years ago, it was better than him calling me his little china girl, or god forbid he sang the song to me. He turned. Graying hair all around to his beard and back around. There was bits of brown still in there. He started to smile. "Damn, girl, you got old!" I didn't feel that old before he said it, but he must be right as I saw my reflection in the mirror behind the bar. "Have you looked in the mirror, Sunshine? And stop hitting on women young enough to be your daughter, you are embarrassing yourself." The girls laughed and went back to looking a young men with asses that could stop a clock, at least it stopped mine once or twice. I walked away. Once my walking away , the view would stop him in his tracks and make him forget why he was upset with me. But I am no longer 25. I doubt he would follow this time. ......... In the moonlight that bounces off my ceiling I see his sleeping face with the wrinkles of time etched into the once youthful face I knew. I can see it as an overlay. I see both at the same time. The moonlight is a magical thing in my bed late at night. It erases time. Plays tricks on the mind. Makes me think I am younger too. He lays his face on my arm. opens his eyes. His warm caramel eyes. "I lied, you didn't age a day." he said as he stretched to kiss my lips. We are both 25 in the moonlight bouncing of my pale ceiling. Now I understand how old people have sex with the same person for 50 years. Wake up together every morning. In the middle of the night with the magic of moonlight bouncing in their room they are all in their prime and they meet in timeless states. "Come now my geisha, time to close your eyes and get some sleep, you always thought too much."