Jun 14, 2024

So Long, Marianne


My bunkie on Hornby

I could hold your hands in the dark and show you how it felt. 
I listened to The Songs of Leonard Cohen 171,936 times in 796 days. 
I knew my cat would die while So Long, Marianne played. 
And she did – on day 796. 
1032 days later, I played it again, for the first time. 
I got as far as Come over to the window, my little darling. 
Transcendent. 
Nobody knows. Nobody knew. Nobody’ll know. 
My cat and I watched each other die. 

Now, so long, Marianne. It’s time that we began to laugh and cry and cry and laugh about it all again.

Flo and Leonard Cohen

The Wind