the first night we danced at the Cork
it was a friday night
the first time i got to hold her
Dirty Old Town
our song. our town.
a few weeks later we went back
it was a friday
liked my routine and my neighbourhood
not sure she wanted to go to the same place
but i think the magic of the music
and the food
and the drinks
and the old guys behind the bar
got to her.
on this night
Luke and Melissa were playing on stage
i flashed my badge at the security
(irish guys in big shirts)
and they let me get to Luke’s ear.
is one cool dude.
i asked him for a specific song
i went back down the floor
and put my hand out to a woman
falling in love for
Luke starting playing with
not Dirty Old Town
a newer song…….
and she cried into the shoulders of my shirt
held me closer
and i vowed in that moment
never to let her go……