Beauty Before Age

Three stories
on June 3, 2010
NYT does a riff
on reality

ONE  Alicia Alonzo
on pages C1 and C2
New York in her youth
an etherial ballet star
evolves into
a Cuban cultural apparatchik

BEAUTY IS TRUTH
TRUTH BEAUTY

TWO  An athletic Italian prosecutor
pages C1 and C4
takes another crack
at rich American
art collectors
with facist bureaucratic finesse

BEAUTY IS TRUTH
TRUTH DUTY

THREE  on E7
from a Chelsea boutique
a publicity paeon
to fashionable beach attire
is this treatise on male muscular dressage

DUTY IS TRUTH
TRUTH DUTY

There
for now
truth seems
light
and free
without
ideology

BEAUTY IS YOUTH
YOUTH BEAUTY