Another Night in Paradise

Copyright © 2010 Michael J Emerson

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ANOTHER NIGHT IN PARADISE


We sat by the window

watching cars explode,

jumbos falling from the sky.

Another night in paradise

       for you and I.


We ordered out,

forbidden fruit,

on a giant pizza pie.

Another night in paradise

       for you and I.


Your touch was apocalypse,

your scent a mushroom cloud,

there was an atomic flash in your eye.

Another night in paradise

       for you and I.


We loved like ram raiders

up against the glass,

urban noise on the hi-fi.

Another night in paradise

       for you and I.


Revolution, riots, unrest,

the wailing of the dispossessed,

sang with you in your final cry.

Another night in paradise

       for you and I.


We watched heavy weather

drag up the dawn

and place it on high.

Another night in paradise

       for you and I.


In a radioactive afterglow

we burned the streets

looking for something to buy.

Another night in paradise

       for you and I.