The Art Collector

smirking
behind his starched cuffs
sweating
beneath his custom-tailored suit

staring
at the lovers’ embrace
licking
his lips in anticipation

yearning
but never satisfied,
owning
but never possessing
touching
but never feeling

colder
than the marble.

Deborah Beach Giordano
© October 1, 2011

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I am a struggling Christian, committed pacifist, near-obsessive recycler, incurable animal lover, inveterate tree-hugger; a nature mystic, a socialized introvert, an advocate for the vulnerable, an opponent of exploiters.
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