I ever knew.
Viking Blond hair
Glacial blue eyes
China Doll face
Long athletic limbs.
Some years ago now
a story went around
that he was asked, on a train in the middle of Europe,
to model for German Vogue.
He smiled, of course – amused, bemused –
and graciously declined.
No Armani suits, or Calvin Klein poses for him.
Did he regret that?
Miss his fifteen minutes, his chance to have his beauty
Does he look in the mirror now and see
grey hair, fleshy jowls and sagging belly, a lengthening of that perfect nose?
Does it matter to him?
I bet it doesn’t.
My not-quite-forgotten Summer-time Beach-boy beauty.
Too beautiful for us then
Too beautiful for the rest of the world now. (Images courtesy Google Images)