Fell Right In
In the early evening shadows, of some run-down Bar & Grill,
she sat scratching in a notebook, empty pages still to fill.
She knew the words she should be writing, of a life well lived by now.
As empty pages stayed unwritten, she took a quiet, hopeful vow…
No more waiting for a phone call
no more leaving things to fate.
She’d done everything they told her,
but all she’d ever done was wait.
Did her hair and fixed her make-up,
ran to China at the gym.
Made herself another person
dug a hole, and fell right in.
She let the door slam shut behind her, stood up straight and walked away.
Headed out into the moonlight, to walk until the break of day.
Looking for a port of entry, some way to put herself in view.
If her cell phone started ringing, this time she’d know what to do…
She’d left the notebook on the table, and she headed out the door,
as her waiter wandered over, just incase she needed more.
He saw her book of empty pages & thought it looked just like his own,
saw her number in the margin, breathed in deep, and grabbed his phone
He’d been dying to make a phone call,
But he didn’t know to who.
He kept waiting on his tables,
Hoping she’d walk into view.
He could feel his hopes were fading
didn’t know what else to do.
Made himself another person
Dug a hole, and fell right in.
This is Bill, I was your waiter, at the bar up on the hill,
and I think you left your notebook, I’ve got my own I’ve tried to fill.
It’s so sweet of you to call me, most people really aren’t that kind,
and I love that you’re a writer, for me it’s just to pass the time.
I hate for you to be without it, I’d be lost without my own,
I’d be happy to deliver, - no ones here, and I’m alone.
If it’s really not a bother, and if you really wouldn’t mind,
you could run it by the lakeside, I won’t be hard for you to find.
Now they’re making their own phone calls
Never leaving things to fate.
No more waiting like they’d been told,
they were fed-up with the wait.
Stuck in holes of their own making
All they needed was a hand
They took firm grip on the other
up from their holes, to live again.