She Comes With The Dawn
Romeo and Juliet set to modern day lights and darknesses:
Juliet would sit on a train in the summer
Near five in the morning
Riding two inches ahead of Dawn
“Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo?”
To a window that still looks into the night
Soon to be touched by light
Once her train car has passed.
Romeo sits on a bench by the train tracks
Observing a hazy sunrise, and a train whistle
Running two inches beyond the edge of Darkness
“It is the East! And Juliet is the sun.”
To the night air that is escaping what he says is
His lover’s light,
As her train car approaches.
The train arrives, slows to a halt, and
Romeo stands as Juliet steps onto the platform.
Dawn peaks over head, and they fly into each other’s arms.
In this modern world, neither would die for their love.
Both would run to exile together,
And never return.
Their families would mourn, and then accept
That blood is blood
Yet love is blood,
And sometimes can flow purer.