Mid Week Poem – Jack Lowe

Jack Lowe

was

The

most

beautiful

boy

I ever knew.

Viking Blond hair

Glacial blue eyes

China Doll face

Honey skin

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

Immortalized forever.

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)

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