Stairs, an escape from flames,
but not for us.
You climbed the iron stairs
through anonymous stars
bringing passion’s match
in your fingertips.
Forbidden warmed our skin
chasing away the coldness
of bigotry that judged our union.
In a tiny room bridging here and there
love was all the truth we heard,
the only touch that mattered.
It seemed so perfect until the sun rose
and you, like Romeo, fled with dawn,
leaving me as your Juliet
wrapped in a blanket of inevitable.
©Susie Clevenger 2012
Charlie, my husband, and I went to see this movie in 1968 when we were dating.
I fell in love with it. He fell asleep. Ah, such is romance. :)
Shay at Real Toads challenged us to write a love themed poem using movies as inspiration.
Fireblossom Friday #10 ~ "Lights, Camera, Love!