Today I will take a photo of you my love

A photo that –

With a little help of editing apps on my phone –

Will expose your paper white teeth

And render a shapely face

That betrays no contours occasioned by years of being

This photo, my dearest me,

Will reveal the tenderness of your skin

That seasoned photographers always miss

I want to take a photo of you, my love

A picture, darling, that

With a few rehearsals will bring out your best smile

Parade to the world your immense beauty

And turn the entire human race green with envy

I’m dying to take a photo of you my love

A photo that will show off my best experiences

With the best dishes that have occupied my plates

And adventures that will trigger jealousies multiplied

With backdrops of nature and famous monuments

I will pose in front of the Eiffel Tower

And raise my hand with Lady Liberty

I want the entire Great Wall to shield this one

And the waters of the Nile and her crocs in the next

I want to take a photo of you my love

Yet from this position

How so very like me do you look?

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