As jobs are lost to angry picket lines,
and daily news describes a world in flux,
we need distraction, crashing cars and trucks,
romantic heroes sipping sparkling wines,
car chases in dark alley's tight confines,
or spies so debonair in formal tux.
As fantasies reveal the stories' crux
we can forget as circumstance declines.
Not every hall suspends reality-
The Warren is the cinematic site
where comfort and plush hospitality
let couples cuddle close in flickered light.
While viewers watch with human frailty,
escape becomes a necessary rite.
Poem and Photo- Copyright © 2009 by Jack Huber-
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"I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again."
--Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)