Tango Dancing

She wanted to be a tango dancer
He wanted to be a tango dancer
They met in the tango hall
And danced the tango all night long.
Night after night step by step they are dancing
The tango their bodies caressing under the soft soft light
Dancing the tango night after night.

He wanted to be a tango dancer
She wanted to be a tango dancer
They met in the tango hall
And danced the tango all night long.
Full moon or naught beat by beat feet go dancing
The tango their shoes emotion across the dark wood floor
Dancing the tango full moon or naught.

She wanted to be a tango dancer
He wanted to be a tango dancer
They met in the tango hall
And danced the tango all night long.
Tango after tango year by year are they dancing
The tango their arms embracing each other in the hall
Dancing the tango tango after tango.

He wanted to be a tango dancer
She wanted to be a tango dancer
They met in the tango hall
And danced the tango all night long.
Seasons coming seasons passing as they are dancing
The tango their faces aging like a fine wine
Dancing the tango seasons passing away.

She wanted to be a tango dancer
He wanted to be a tango dancer
They met in the tango hall
And danced the tango all night long.

 

Classic Uncle Bardie: Be Careful What You Ask For

Another Halloween repeat performance from 2013. Enjoy. It’s Halloween.

The light from the windows of her hundred-year-old house streamed out onto the lawn late that night in February. The light reflected the shadow of her silhouette behind the curtains of her second story bedroom. She was watching me, I knew, as I stood next to the fence across the street and waited. I had been here every night for one hundred days, in rain, in fog that came up off the nearby sea, and on clear nights. It was the key to the door of her heart.

I wondered if she would ever recognize my love for her. At first, I had sent her notes, then candy, then flowers, first one, then a half dozen, then a dozen. But she ignored them. When we had last spoke at our high school, she had urged, “Please don’t.”

But I loved her too much to give up and I knew she would come to love me. It was fated to be and only a matter of time.

Each night I watched her father arrive from some late night appointment and go into the house. He was always going and coming at night. But why? Why did he do this? After all, he was a successful lawyer who had an office downtown, open for appointments all day long. Why did he need to be out this late every night?

One night her father walked out of the house and headed for his car. I looked at my watch. Eleven o’clock. I decided to follow. I hurried around the corner and jumped into my old beat-up green Buick. I started it, then sat there. Her father backed out of the driveway and headed east.

I pulled in behind him, about twenty car lengths, and tailed him. We drove for thirty minutes or so until we came to an old rundown warehouse. He parked in its parking lot, next to the three or four other cars there. I pulled to a stop a block or so away and watched him enter a side door into the building.

I got out of the car and walked over to the partially lit parking lot. I went around to the side and listened in through a half-broken window. All I could hear was the sound of barking dogs in the distance. I pushed my ear closer to the window. Then I felt it. The cold metal in my back. It was a gun.

“Come with me,” the man behind me demanded and grabbed me by the neck and shoved me forward. Before I could turn around to see who it was, I was forced through the side door and into the warehouse. Before me stood several men.

“I caught this outside,” the voice behind me said.

“Welcome, Mr. Benedaro,” her father greeted me with a smile.

I was pushed toward the group of men and forced to drop onto my knees. I was in the center of a circle of these men.

From behind me, I heard her voice. “Now, Father?” she said.

“Yes, Daughter,” her father said.

I turned to see a large wolf, charging me with its teeth bared.

“What the he…,” I screamed as she bit into my neck.