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At the Juliet House, Verona

Juliet house

 
You can buy a heart. Plastic,
sealed with a seam. Itíll sit
in your palm, unbeating.
 
You can rub the bronze of Julietís
right breast, wish for a new love
to come to you within a year.
 
You can stand on the balcony
in blue shorts or a wedding dress
and call your Romeoís name.
 
But the balcony was carved
from an old sarcophagus
for a Hollywood film of the play.
 
And history shows no Juliet -
although, if you write to her
at this address, Juliet will answer.
 
Chrissy Banks

If you have any thoughts on this poem,  Chrissy Banks  
would be pleased to hear them.


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