05. 23. 2016. 13:28

On a Brassai image

Eighty-four long years
have they sat there
à deux

Lovers in a little Paris café, 1932

Lovers intent on a kiss, closely
closeted in the mirror-lined walls'
all-revealing depths –
seemingly unobserved by them
is a great disclosure.

Eighty-four long years
have they sat there à deux,
staid masculinity the mute
interlocutor of joyous feminine effervescence.

Reverse the roles?
No chance,
nor has there been, ever.