Our Venetian Mirror                                           

            My host began by lecturing
            About Murano glass and art,
            The trick of using bronze and gold
            To throw an image back
            More splendid than the one

            I hastened home and
            Giddy with my purchase propped
            The prize beside our bed
            Supposing what would work for one
            Could work for two

            Instead the night wore on

            And all I saw was
            Merely a lagoon


            Emanuel E. García, A Deeper Symmetry2014