She Comes With The Dawn

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 00:56 -- maiasia


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

She murmurs

“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

He murmurs

“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.


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