West Side Story
Snapshot of a scene from the eponymus musical show.
(From my poetry collection “Reflections”)
They’ll be fighting, tonight, in Central Park
with razors, flick knives and knuckle-dusters.
The confrontation will happen after dark
highly charged with hostility, not blusters.
under the streetlight
the lethal thrust.
The Jets and the Sharks will face each other
to resolve their dispute once and for all.
Like latter-day Montagues and Capulets
they’ll be fighting, tonight, in Central Park.
© Luigi Pagano 2008