Midnight Passion by Stuart Kilmartin

The hour is late; the door is open.

The streets are silent; the moon is crescent.

The sounds of footsteps peter softly

in the night’s dark vacuum.

The lost souls of daytime meet beneath

the blackened sky of a moonlit stream.

Under the cloud of smog,

a lone wanderer walks with purpose.

She walks through the tall suburban buildings

of neon streets.

An escape to freedom; an escape from life.

As the sands of time fall,

she knows that freedom is ephemeral.

Their lives are not their own,

and they are bound to a world not this.

But, for now, in these moments, they come together.

They share a forbidden passion,

where there are no winners.

They share life, lust, and liberty; but nothing more.

This world of theirs is fleeting.

Its foundation is skin deep, and it cannot last.

Even with the knowledge of a world in flames,

they continue to meet.

Convinced of turning fire into water.

There are no Romantic heroes.

Only people.

© Stuart Kilmartin 

Excerpt from the book Naughty Nuts & Bolts

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