Realistically Ever After

It wasn't what the movies show:
no box of candy, candle glow,
no prince or ring or wedding knot,
no final twists within this plot
--an ending that would be the start
of love above romantic art.

Realistically Ever After © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: October 27, 2021