Wednesday, September 16, 2009

show me the side streets of your life

show me the sidestreets in your life
train yards like boneyards sharpened knives
sidewalks are unassuming fields
concrete and cracks won't cut you deals
lost teeth like white jewels of some kind
petty theft for penny crimes
and we yell
ahh like a good old fashion nightmare

riding trains to the end of lines
still we've got nothin but time
the skyline looks brighter tonight
lets go smash out every light
your left foot in front of right
and we yell
ahh like a good old fashion nightmare

Gordy could see Rachel was at her wits end. She was pacing when he got home. She'd been on the phone with her mother. She was close to tears.

"What happened?" He looked at her as if he didn't want to let her out of his sight. "Is it the baby?"

"No." She scowled. "Its my Mom."

"Is she OK?" He glared at her waiting for the worst.

"She just lets the girls do whatever they want, evidently, when they are over there." She sighed. "If I were to do that, she'd be all over me. I can't say a thing."

"What do you mean?" Gordy winced.

"She lets them go outside when the neighbor kids are out. She says they'll be fine." Rachel shook her head. "I didn't know she'd just let them go out like that. I don't think she's keeping an eye on them."

"Well, she probably is." Gordy couldn't see her ignoring them.

"She says this neighbor lets her little girls out and well, I guess maybe she thinks the Mom is watching them, but according to Jane, I don't think so." She hugged herself. "Now I feel like I'm in a fix about this. You know, the girls want to go. She wants them over."

"I don't want them over there if they aren't supervised." Gordy shrugged. End of story.

"Good." Rachel smiled and kissed him on the cheek. "Then you'll take care of it for me."

Gordy looked at Jane. He supposed she'd just have to be his spy and report everything to him. Maybe if they kept this up she'd be a detective some day, or probably a police officer. She was very good at telling people they needed to obey the law.


ivy's closet said...

Parenting is hard.

diane said...

OMG, I totally love Gordy for picking this up immediately. Good guy.
Matt&Kim lyrics are awesome with this story. The live version of this song is so amazing because it's done so simply, but you can't help feeling that you are watching something really important. Daylight is fun too, but no where near as good.

e.l. said...

I'm glad gordy is concerned and will help, too.

dapper kid said...

Gordy is one quick witted guy! Haha love it.

cass and cady said...

I think it would be so scary to have kids that age.