Just in time for Valentine’s Day, behold: a handsome male model, who also knows heartbreak, is here for you with a sad breakup poem. In this video from the talent agency Wilhelmina, model and wordsmith Thomas Carlton takes his newly published book of poetry, When a Wolf Loves a Deer, to a wintry beach and reads an excerpt from the poem “Sand Castles.” He employs beach metaphors and looks very pensive and sad.
“I think people struggle with how to approach Valentine’s Day,” Carlton told a non-model at the Cut. This Hallmark holiday is about creating things for another person, he said, but it doesn’t have to be with words. “What if it’s, like, creating a dinner, creating food for somebody, or creating the perfect day for that person? Maybe you’re not the greatest writer, so maybe use a poem that has already been read, flowers, and then a dinner. It’s the combination of little things.”
Thank you for being beautiful, Thomas.