Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
How long had I crouched in the bushes? Must have been quite long.
I felt the cramps invade my calves although my legs are strong.
My body clothed in black, I had a black cap on my head
And, from my vantage point, I had a clear view of the bed.
The evening was quite cold. I saw my breath escape my lips.
My hands were chilled right to the bone, down to my fingertips.
My vigil did not falter, though. I hid there in the gloom
With hopes that soon I'd see her figure enter in the room.
My patience was rewarded as I saw her cross the light
And though I knew I'd hidden well I crouched back in the night.
The see-through negligee she wore accented every curve.
I could have taken her right then, if I had had the nerve.
The lamp was there behind her and, with every move she made,
The beauty of her figure was quite brilliantly displayed.
Her shadows dancing on the walls made everything surreal.
Emotions I could not control were what she made me feel.
He entered then and I could feel the dark scowl on my face.
I saw his arms around her and I heard the fall of lace.
She raised her lips to his. I saw excitement in her eyes
Intense enough to strongly drive my passions to new highs.
By this time cramps ran up my legs, almost too much to bear
For this pathetic creature hiding in the bushes there
But, though I was in agony, I could not turn my head
Away from her magnificence, now lying on the bed.
I saw him lower to her, watched their bodies intertwine.
I saw his hands caress her skin and wished that they were mine.
I heard small sounds escape her lips in muted ecstacy
And wished that, somehow, they had been produced by acts from me.
Who was this man? What made him such a better man than I?
I'm not considered ugly. I've been known to catch one's eye.
If she gave me a chance, I'm sure I'd show her true delight
But she's with him while I am just a creature of the night.
Their lovemaking had ended and they held each other tight
Until he said, "I'll call you", quickly dressed, kissed her goodnight.
I heard the front door close and then I heard him drive away,
Then turned my eyes back to the bed where, peacefully, she lay.
My feelings overwhelmed me now. I could no longer hide!
I scurried to the side door and I got myself inside.
Pure fire was rushing through my veins. I hurried through the gloom
Then lowered my shoulder and, with a rush, I crashed into her room.
She screamed! She sprang up from the bed. Her eyes were open wide.
I had a cruel look on my face I didn't try to hide.
Before she had a chance to think of anything to say,
I threw the gold band on the bed, then turned and walked away.