The Odeon’s featuring Flynn

Has it come to this,
one swashbuckling
bare-knuckle fight
for the final kiss
before the lights go out and
the picture show starts?

Screen stars with broken hearts
I’ve seen them all from
Casablanca to Rio
Bob Hope and DiNero
Chaplin and Monroe,

all when the picture show starts.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.