The Joyful Feelings      met you as
Yesterday emerged from     the tiny windows
outside Tiffany’s          My rough
estimate would be a ton      & of the silver
a second ton        Happiness can’t help
making so little sense             since
Eroticism replaced the other philosophies      in A.D. 180
despite   or perhaps even because of
our Embarkation     More than a week ago
from Athens     from Naples          & from Rome                who
still commands every Luxury          of the Mediterranean
as we command each other’s wandering
Attention     Until the bullion almost dwarfs
the Fragments of Petronius    & the vast Capitoline
itself     according to a Variant
form of the legend       Immortalized
by the inspired brush of       was it Fragonard