The lady holds the world –
her face, her body, her presence inspire artists;
challenging craft to match exquisite beauty,
not one flaw that does not lend to the lusciousness
of her perfection.
In dance she moves
poetry she speaks
music she feels
film she lives
painting she pauses
and sculpture she is
a fountain of femininity from whom manhood is drawn;
loving tenderly those who give all their living
and would die rather than not be her lover.
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
I wrote The Model in about 1990 based on all the beautiful models I had seen and real women in my life. Celebrate Donna Africa, my fellow poet and model and more.
I was born in Key West, Florida on September 11th, 1951. My family moved us up to Jacksonville, Florida in 1952. My mother read books to me. I remember her asking me if I could read between the lines and explained the meaning of that. From kindergarten through 8th grade I attended St. Paul's Catholic School. I was in an advanced reading class in 7th and 8th grade. We read Quo Vadis, Homer, Mythology, Oliver Twist. I went 2 years at Bishop Kenny High School and 2 years at Robert E. Lee High School. Our basketball team won 26 games and lost 3. Leonard Skinner was our coach; the great band used his name.