Tenacity of Lace
BARELY OCTOBER - Musings #80
WEDDING TALK - Musings #79
CHECKING BAGGAGE Musings #78
BELOW THE SURFACE Musings #77
Musings #76 -The Model and Her Artist (Mainstreet Rag)
Musings #75 - Notwithstanding (Plainsongs)
Musings #74 - Dare I Speak of Heaven? (published in Roanoke Review)
Musings #73 - An Affinity for Place (published in POEM)
Musings # 72 - Edge of Empathy (published in POEM)
Musings # 71 - Day Folds Into Night (published in POEM)
What shall we do, my dear old love,
with nothing to distract us from each other?
Suddenly shy, no, frightened – not by the dark,
but by an intimacy we’re unaccustomed to.
I imagine we watch the fire spark and flame,
candles flicker in the draft,
sip from a bottle of leftover wine.
And as the otherwise dark enfolds us –
we enfold each other,
our murmurings lapse into silence.
We tire, not from ennui,
but this intensity.
How strange how strange the so-familiar