Category Archives: romance


wear your sexy socks
nothing else
up to the knees
maybe slightly past –

perhaps a string waistline
below the string


give me you

warm in a terry cloth robe
i’ll bring you a mug of tea
relax on the cushions
raise a fire
and sit back in unison

give me


growing old
youthful in world adventure
leave the camera behind
private stories discussed when we
come back home


in your terry cloth


bringing over 2 mugs
2 pair of socks
between our warmed ideas
in the winter’d home



roll the ink on my palms
and press me.
olive oil and ink me onto the paper
a vogue moment.
– pay me gold in newsprint
a thousand words etched across my body
successfully selling the truth of who

what (do) you want me to be (?)

in thought of mind
this heart inside your artist soul

(a)muse me
((a))muse yourself

we are one
-lost between the lines

Belly Ring Coffee

the flower is at her hand
the window is reflecting a glint
– a belly ring thru morning sunlight.
she is looking out at the bridge
listening to the bath tub – fill
she stares
wondering about time.

it’s time for coffee
time for the early edition
time to slide into the porcelain bed.

the flowers continue to reach from the pot
and her hand comforts them.
her fingers click the latch
the window slides down and cuts off the Fall air.

she leaves the window
as the coffee maker clicks
faucets are turned left
and the paper slides under the door.

the flowers twist back into position
and the bridge continues with morning traffic.
a small spoon dings inside a stirring cup

a small ripple is heard.

Searching For Pinterest Ideas

What if you carried a jug of water on your shoulders?
were to hold a cloth over my biceps?

I could be your stoic statue
a Roman comic with shield or Greek mythos
Hercules and his lion

my lioness?

What if you were to dance
a french replacement with banana waistline
wishing for home and singing 12 weeks?

All these silly questions
with summer naked in our mouths
stolen lines and ideas
Canadian or world bound

my wife?

We lay here lazy on a Saturday
reading too much and fixing dinner ideas
I should drop into single word thoughts


a bird
a lion

a bear
a dove

a husband
his wife…..

No Goodbyes….

Lucien Freud paints the women – men.
clinging to his leg with affirmations of non adieu
they ask ‘ why can’t you make us a more
Madeleine Plantey – caught in the moment of innocent morning?’
but Freud knows he’s not the man to ask.
‘just lay on the couch ’til something gives – i’ve got brushes ready
to change things a bit’.

on the balcony at 81×100 cm
people commence to bid

Pinterest starts the auction of jealousy
before Flickr and Instagram take charge

begin the art of intimate behaviour
Nu Au Balcon – or – Portrait of The Hound

or perhaps tonight instead –
we could sit down and face our moonlit gold
speak in the Chicago silence and prove we are more than
tonight we could balance the language of ourselves
and leave the references behind. We could erase the
and choose neither artist nor country –
tonight – and no

* Lucien Frued: was widely considered the pre-eminent British artist of his time. One of his paintings was entitled ‘Portrait of the Hound’

* Madeleine Plantey: Famous French painter. One of her paintings was entitled ‘Nu Au Balcon’

Book Covers

twist your flamenco around me
we’ll dance privately – back of kingston city hall.
glen orbik will look from heaven and paint
we’ll become a gabriel hunt book cover
running for
safety as the adventure begins from market square, bullets flying.

in new york

the central park girls will abandon their pictorial cause
and return to advertising, reading about us
jealous over you, your dress flirting with danger around
my pant legs; my dipped head – fedora.

240 Drawings per Month….for Eight Years

‘you can’t do fashion and not know
famine models exorcising demons in shades
forcing you to look at yourself in mirror
see the parts as they are
all the insides of ruin and beauty
that becomes you

Rachel’s plays their anguish for Egon
saying ‘EGON see us as you saw her’ –
your bride cut down in youth – your love following days later

at the runway – on the runway
“that’s what you can do if you really love what you’re doing.”
and they know you can’t complete fashion
without Egon scaring you a little

the exhibition place
is all underground with England
saying ‘you can’t showcase that!’
but why
and why not push the boundaries of the
comfortable you
if it means you look at yourself and tuck it in
saving for someone other than yourself –
something more than today and the free give away

you can’t do fashion
you can’t complete life – not knowing yourself
while Egon looks around and says

“I shall be the fruit which will leave eternal vitality behind
even after its decay.”

* Quote by Sue Dray – fashion illustrator and course leader London College of fashion: “that’s what you can do if you really love what you’re doing.”

* Instrumental group Rachel’s: The album entitled ‘Music for Egon Schiele’ was composed as the score to Stephan Mazurek’s theatrical production, Egon Schiele, about the life of the painter.

* Note: Schiele’s wife/muse Edith Harms died of spanish flu in October 1918. Schiele would follow her 3 days later.

* Over his 8 year career it is believed that he created 240 pcs of art per month…including 3 pieces in the days leading up to his death.

*Egon Schiele quote: “I shall be the fruit which will leave eternal vitality behind
even after its decay.”

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