Gargoyle Love Song--for CMAH
They say that I was carved to wait forever.
What do they know? I was born of snow,
cold wind, and stone. It took me the better
part of a millennium to grow
this still, this old. I lurked above the holy
doors, waiting for love to sweep into
my life. I did not think you would be rosy
pink. But you winked at me. I knew you knew.
I watched you age with week and year until
wrinkled, slow, and weathered--a perfect mate.
One day they brought you to me, gift-wrapped, still
and silent. But you were planted, and so I wait
for you to grow from out the ground, join me
and fly. I'll wait forever. I'm good at waiting.
Joshua Gage likes to get drunk, cuss a lot, and peek up womenís skirts. You can trust him about as far as you can throw a wet mattress up an elevator shaft, and even then itís best to shoot him in the knee, just so you know he wonít run away on you.
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