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.
Jack has published over 350 poems in his career, many accompanied by his own photography. He specializes in a view of the commonplace and Americana.