You are Not the Most Handsome Man I’ve Ever Seen

Thirty years ago

I traveled to Venice

there, you go by boat

boats are just like buses, there.

So, I was on a boat in Venice

crossing that body of water

the water Canaletto painted

and in the prow of the boat

the vaporetto, was a young man

this man had

the face of an angel

he was the most beautiful man on Earth

without a doubt

I may have been under the influence

of all the paintings, there

of angels

some of them modeled, naturally

on young Venetians

but I believe

that was the most beautiful man

I have ever

or will ever


apart from him,

it’s you.

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