She Knew All About Art
by Gary Snyder
from Danger on Peaks (Washington: Shoemaker Hoard, 2004)
She knew all about art–she was fragrant, soft,
I rode to her fine stone apartment, hid the bike in the hedge.
–We met at an opening, her lover was brilliant and rich,
first we would talk, then drift into long gentle love.
We always made love in the dark. Thirty years older than me.