Once again, he was down in front,
up close and would take the brunt
of whatever danger handed him,
willing to risk life and limb.
This was the way they worked,
where ever danger lurked,
him up close, her at a distance,
it usually worked in every instance.
They used each other’s strengths,
and would go to great lengths
to protect each other and come out on top,
and would stand their ground ‘til the last shot.
He was up close, good at the draw,
he handled his pistols without a flaw.
She was at a distance, usually up high,
sharp shooter with a rifle and quick as a sigh.
Together they were a powerful force,
of people’s awe, they were the source.
Who knew a man and woman could work so well together?
That they could navigate the dangers and all kinds of stormy weather.
Partners against the foe, traveling to new places,
two of a kind, no doubt a pair of aces.
~ Liz Austin 2018
Born and raised in Upstate NY, Liz is a freelance writer. She has written for websites, blogs, and magazines for the last 10 years. She also acts as a proofreader and beta reader for several authors, all the while working on her first book.