What’s in a name?

Verona, Ohio

What’s in a name ?

There is another Verona
           in which Romeo
never knew Juliet
           where no star-crossed lovers
ever met their untimely deaths
           a Verona devoid
of duelling Montagues
           and Capulets
and where the wooden homes
           have no balconies
from which to issue
           sighs of unrequited love

John Lyons


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