Opening scene
not Verona but a city
between invisible tears
and discounted books

My heart set on fire
by your instant joy
about printed letters
and amazing words

Between yiddish writers
and russian poets
a little red book
by an english man

Let’s hope their story
isn’t ours, not a drop
but their hearts
are welcome, please

… and again
your joy
a delight
and a fiery heart