on 99th St: At the Empress

I met a man who said

he wrote for Vogue, he got the gig

just by cold-calling them,

he covered all the fashion shows

in Paris, no, they never actually paid him

but it's so good for your portfolio, 


ha, he was used to being the younger man

the older man pays for, he was 27,

his boyfriend, maybe 22,

was so beautiful it was worth it,

but usually you're the young

beautiful one and the guy is 34, 37.