Saturday, September 4, 2010

this town just ain't right without you in it

I'm afraid that I'm not sure of a love there is no cure for
I think I love you isn't that what life is made of
- the partridge family

when you live in a small town romance is different. it's long-lasting. it is meant to be destined, pre-supposed. your parents had their sights set for this union since birth.

it's the comfortable cushiony love story, right?it all works out and they fall in love; they're madly in it, too...until the girl goes off to college or the boy decides he'd rather not settle down just yet and rows a boat to cuba. small town love affairs are what make the modern american romance novel.

but what happens after?

you find yourself going to the same old grimy bar for that same old grimy drink. you know the same bunch of faces, although they've aged some bit. they remember her, when she was with you, and how you'd be there together. but now there's only one round and it's for you. and you stay awake into the small hours thinking about her. this town just ain't the same when she's not there.

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