Larry Potts, an award-winning singer/songwriter surprised me with his response to my “flaming inspiration” piece. hope you enjoy it

Eros never had it so good.

Flame and desire equal elements
to inspire the artist who unconsciously remembers
what the Muse told him:

pay attention to the woman
pay homage to the woman
without her you are nothing.

Strokes on the canvas only capture
her fleeting after-passions: so very close
to what just happened:

Oh yes, she draws you out like summer heat
and your thirst is quenched
only by her passion and her perfect still union
slumbering in the ecstasy of
her freely given pleasure: what’s left in repose?

just this: color of orange fire

Photo copyright Rodger Helwig

Photo copyright Rodger Helwig