Bencini Comet Camera: 1948

to think of the streets it has
photographed

life stories

from another
age

myriad of long gone hotels
on grand seaside
promenades

and those italian riviera
caf├ęs

where two lovers
now not seen in
decades

laugh over macchiato caldos

before walking hand
in hand

along rain washed portofino
boulevards
in the evening