“Then it hasn’t been love,” said May Bartram

“You’ve been in love, and it hasn’t meant such a cataclysm, hasn’t proved the great affair?”
“Here I am, you see. It hasn’t been overwhelming.”
“Then it hasn’t been love,” said May Bartram.

–Henry James, The Beast in the Jungle

Car On A Hill

I’ve been sitting up waiting for my sugar to show
I’ve been listening to the sirens and the radio
He said he’d be over three hours ago
I’ve been waiting for his car on the hill…
Now where in the city can that boy be?

Fast tires come screaming around the bend
But there’s still no buzzer
They roll on
And I’m waiting for his car on the hill…