So here stand Diana and I holding hands in the living room on Sunday morning. Our house is not on planet Earth. Our house is in Heaven. And our honeymoon is endless.
“Now, baby, now,” whimper I to my Diana. She’s my beautiful wife. And I am so lucky ~ oops, I mean blessed! I say to her, “You gotta put on a dress if we’re going to Church today.”
“We’re in Heaven, Clyde,” says Diana. “We can go to Church naked if we want.” I almost believe her. The way she is holding my hand, the way the green green grass of home ricochets in her eyes, the way her sacred body emits its glow and warmth ~ all this, everything in the universe, tells me to believe her.
My knees are more and more wobbly. I have a bottomless craving to kneel before we even get to Church. Jesus please have mercy on my soul. I want to kneel in front of my wife! “C’mon, Diana, please. Please go put on a dress. We’re going to be late.”
I am dressed swank ~ really swank. I’m even wearing my grey top hat. I am ready for Church. But Diana ~ my long legged, green eye-ed darling…
“Why? Why, Diana? Why are you doing this?”
She’s not totally naked. She’s got the pelt of a raccoon draped over her head. Something her Uncle Davy gave her. It’s paws hang down to either side a bit past her neck, intimate pals with her gold-streaked hair. If they hung down any further their claws would be resting upon her delightfully elongated boom booms. She shrugs in reply to my exasperated questioning. And my wife says, “I am a forest priestess. What do you expect? Look into my eyes.” She steps closer than she already is and, with her breezy breath fanning my inflamed face, whispers, “Look deep.”
The head of the raccoon pelt, its nose sticking out a little over Diana’s forehead, its little marble eyes staring off into space, is perched up there like a baseball cap. But forget that furry thing!
I lose myself in Diana’s cathedral windows. A point-blank reflection of Heaven is in there. She let’s go my hand and her fingernails etch a trail up my sleeve. She rests the fingertips of her magic hands on the tops of my ears. Like I’m a steering wheel.
~ by Rawclyde!
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