I had waited for days.
For the time
When we would talk and touch.
I waited with intelligence and sophistication.
Then it was down to hours.
We would be off together for a mid-day meal.
I was eager.
An amorous hour was my intention.
We left, appearing nonchalant.
But he was busy with things to do.
Then it was over,
Our precious time.
We headed back. My disappointment cut.
We climbed up the old stairs to the world
Where we were not known as one.
Following him like a besotted fluff,
I forgot my sophistication and whined
He turned, as all heroes do,
Grabbed and kissed me
Right there on the stairs.
He could have had me on the stairs
For all I cared. I was limp as a dishrag.
Worth the wait.
Would it be so again?
The risk was his.
Audio of The Risk of the Heedless
Artist Spotlight - Marilyn Woods A Marilyn Woods torso at the Patterson home.
Marilyn's artistry is contemporary of design and I am addicted to it. She has been developing her skills for a life time. I have many of her pieces and they give me joy every time I look at them. Marilyn is particularly adept at torso figures. Many of her pottery pieces can be placed outdoors as well as in the home. As for me, however, I cherish them far to greatly to chance them to our capricious Oregon weather.
Within the last several years, Marilyn has branched out to acrylics, creating beautiful free form drawings that bring out emotion and thought at the same time. She is absolutely one of my favorite artists. You can buy her work on line as well as from her studio and various galleries. I encourage you to take a look. skp