The Conflicted Life of Cocky Humble iiPosted: June 25, 2015
Setting: Humble Studios
Personae: Cocky Humble, a sculptor; Sonia, his longtime lover
‘I just feel that marriage spoils an artist…’ he answered her, with much hesitation, for fear she’d take the remark out of context or misunderstand his intent.
‘Sounds like the same sort of self-serving bullsh*t a George Romney (the painter) would’ve said! And we both know he did go on to leave his wife, only to return to her some forty years later desperate for her tender loving care’, she responded.
‘Still she waited, pardoned his estrangement and even loved him till his last breath. And to think that is not a parable… surely there can be no other love comparable. That’s the mark of a noble woman. Probably the last of her kind’, he continued.
‘You’re out of your mind if you think for a moment I’d ever do such a thing. If you want to leave then by all means, go find your muse – your Emma Hart, but you better not come back here thinking I’d play nurse… for you might meet your end sooner than the morning next.
© Heath Muchena, 2015