Chagrin Falls…(snoring)

had this house with a woman…married…no kids…just two dogs and some furniture…used to let them out in the backyard at night ‘fore we went to bed without a worry ’bout their safety…fenced in yard made of cedar…real pretty to look at…real pretty…

the house was built in 1860…small two story with belly-windows up top…hardwood throughout…she loved hardwood…had bookshelves filled with books…books never read…just sat there…untouched…she was too busy watching television…,unwinding the mind, she used to say…she used to say a lot of things…like…,I love you…, she always used to say…,I love you…

and i’d stay down in the basement all night till it was time for bed…listening to Bill Evans Trio…Charles Mingus…John Coltrane…every night a different album…sometimes the same one’s…i’d stay down in the basement and just listen to jazz…dreading bedtime…dreaded bedtime…

she slept in her room…i slept in mine…said she couldn’t sleep with my snoring…used to not be that way…we’d sleep with each other throughout the night…arms ’round each other…make love once or twice ‘fore dreamland came…guess we loved each other…guess so…

but…one day we stopped loving each other…the little white house that sat on a red brick road was no-longer magical…we stopped kissing goodnight…stopped eating meals together…stopped talking…neither of us listened anymore…just roommates…room-mates…

so…i left Chagrin Falls…left a town that was a perfect picture post-card…drifted for years…she took-off for New York City…how do you unwind your mind there…how…

sure she’s fine…she’s fine…maybe she found a man that doesn’t snore…

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