Here I am, en route to the Apple Store’s Genius Bar, annoyed I need help, finding myself walking behind an older couple.
I don’t know how old, just that their backs are well-heeled, his in a classic blue blazer over pressed tan slacks, with shiny, what look to be, Ferragamo loafers.
She in a skirt and blouse, in pale shades of green, a matching jacket across her arm…black kitten heels, legs bathed in high-end hose. I can’t see her handbag, but betting, it’s vintage Chanel.
Their gait is southern slow, taking in the last of the late afternoon sun, sweetly holding hands.
Suddenly, right when I’m about about to pass, he stops, grabbing her by the shoulders, pulling her close, kissing her.
It’s no token kiss either, no quick brush of the lips, no gratuitous smooch.
It’s From Here To Eternity, The Long Hot Summer…it’s Scarlett and Rhett, on the staircase.
It’s then I see they’re well into their 70s, possibly older, his toupee now more obvious, her face, showing its miles.
Be that as it may…
their ardor, still in play…lust, despite dog-eared, laced in tenderness, leaves me happy, flush in their light.
When he breaks the embrace, chucking her under the chin, I swear I hear Bogart say…
here’s lookin’ at you kid, as they continue their stroll, while I make my way to the Apple Store. SB
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