Unfold the reel
in black and white bustle
a hurray of a kiss
seizes the day.
Times Square, Hollywood romance,
good news a heady current in air:
It's over! War is over! Sighs, shouts, cries -
the confetti of tears.
Life resumes in revelry,
hearts swoon in applause.
Hello sailor, lost, now found.
Two people take a bow, say
love is the only how.
Hallelujah, horizons ahoy.
World can go on. Life will
No obelisk or stone statue to remember -
one man and woman’s fame
cemented by impulse, a default affront
to the rigid machinations of war.
And like Romeo, thus he dies,
with a kiss, with this kiss,
forever on our lips.
Sailor in famous kissing photo dies.
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