West Side Story

Snapshot of a scene from the eponymus musical show.
(From my poetry collection “Reflections”)


west-side-story

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.

 

A blade will flash

under the streetlight

before

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

 

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Savvi

Well penned Luigi you capture the tension well and the imagery of the knife fight is well choreographed. Best Keith

Nemo

An old-style prologue, it’s whetted my appetite for more action, Nice one, Luigi,
Gerald

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