the ideal man


red leather boots
striped, oversized suit
cornflower handkerchief
porcelain eye [reason unspecified]
masters the silvery trumpet
catches the " early morning train "
thinks fondly of his mother
enjoys dusty velvet curtains, pain au chocolat
and pink carnations [his favourite flower]
carries a deck of 52 french playing cards
and usually some american tobacco
prefers dark liquor to clear, such as
canadian whisky, bourbon, etc.