He walked with a wet leg into the Museum of Modern art
women were sewing large sails at a huge scale
men were carved, forever carrying the weight of a detailed pediment
their muscular bodies know strength.
There are women too, in these sculptures
stepping off stone bowls to show muscle and body contortion
just holding on.
In the evenings the brightly lit windows
reveal frescos on the ceiling
plaster molded details in the rafters
the reflective waters bounce the dinner scenes
on the canal and through out the entire city
looking up at Venice
from the view of an ocean.