Bronzed, parched,

On an elevated plateau of rock above the Mediterranean,

I caught a glimpse of your physique

 

No

 

I scrutinized your godly proportions,

you were Italian or French, tall,

with jet-black, drenched hair,

like oil undulating,

long enough to be tucked behind your ears.

 

Nude,

c’etait une plage naturiste.

 

You were fresh out of the deep blue,

Saas-fe froid

It was frigid from the mistral winds of Marseilles

But you were still semi-erect

Uncut

A serious force in white

 

Reading a book called Surface,

about the ocean’s mass,

or just its top layer.

The whole scene was Dolce and Gabanna Light Blue,

the one shot in Sicily with David

that’s what my lover Vincenzo from Syracuse said.

 

I returned on Sunday,

This time with a female friend,

I was not a naturist,

But it was another French man,

Who smirked at me with his older, plastic companion,

He had two feet with five toes each.

 

I wondered how the missing toe might be your special power

Maybe you were a dolphin and swam away.