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Will prince prove fairy godmother? He steps between us and takes the lead. " When my fingers graze his anus he brushes them away, even as his lips nip at my newly naked shoulder. " The Gypsy Prince lets out a hoot. We both ourselves have to laugh. I finish knotting my towel around Dane's waist; he, his around mine. We three traverse the shuttle of shadow and light that constitutes passage here. At intermittent intervals, from up and down the hallway, behind shut doors and thin walls, over the roofless cubicles, there come the muffied sounds of men in the clutch of climax too intense to successfully muzzle.
Love is not something one settles for," I said. Jimmy laughed, interminably, but I, feeling just then for the business card in the breast pocket of my blazer, remained upright amid his cackles, once again envisioning that unimaginably different day when I would at last discover, for the both of us-nay, for the lot of us-what love actually was. I meet them in the sculpture garden, weather permitting, Thursdays at five-thirty. Since Thursday is the one day the museum is open in the evening, it is a sound logistical arrangement: most of them reside in the city and, of course, are employed there, virtually always until five-which allows me an hour or two in the early afternoon Tom House 23 for papetwork and placing orders before handing over the fort to Jimmy and taking the long sally in.
He smiled, flirta- 24 Please Do Not Touch the Works ofArt tiously revealing his faultless teeth, white as a newly-painted picket fence. The smile lingered while the tennis shoe tapped in close proximity to my own polished loafer, and I noticed that just beyond the sparkling left canine lurked a section of the mashed, sputum-coated wad, like a ruinous pink mortar. I looked away, my eyes coming to rest, as they can never help but do, upon that annoying little gray sign on a small metal post, rising from the ivy: Please do not sit or stand on sculpture pedestals, or touch the works of art.