Blues Brothers

Bathed in the glow of a blue moon, they gather. Speaking in hushed tones, talk turns to serious matters, words too harsh for the bright light of day.

Blue language peppers their discussions, being men of a certain age common civilities are irrelevant. Bitter debate dissolves into ribald tales of blue virgins, willingly turned to a life of debauchery. Biting retorts become punchlines to their salty jokes.

Soon favorite stories, reminiscent of days long past, lead to blue memories. Friends gone, lost too soon. Sadness brings a hush over their council, blue hairs not far behind their compatriots. Bowing their heads for a moment of silence, they raise their cups, Jamaican Blue coffee, pouring out a small offering in their honor.

Their time done, they make their way home, to quiet solitude, contemplating what will be in the morrow’s agenda.

Submitted to WordPress Weekly Challenge. This week the theme was to “incorporate a splash of color into (y)our posts.”

*I did not edit the coloring for the photo. It was taken very early one morning just as the sun was rising. The pier, and its denizens, were still in shadow, casting the scene in a wash of blue.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. I love this. So much. I definitely thought you made it blue, too. Beautiful!


  2. I needed to know that wasn’t a doctored photo. I’m never up early enough to know what it looks like at that time ;)


  3. Lance says:

    This felt old in a good way. There’s a layer of innocence mixed in that’s perfect. You’re on fire, like 10 great pieces in a row. I’m envious.


  4. That was really cool. I like the way that the color blue and the phrase about them being of a certain age implied a bunch of senior guys at poker night.


  5. you have such beautiful words. i could nearly feel that picture…


  6. Carrie says:

    All you needed for some Blue suede shoes worn and I think it would have all been covered :)


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