Therese Gramercy . . . the girl named Trees

Times Square Kiss

The Times

The times, August 14, 1945, VJ Day, this was it.
heralding the end of war for our nation, just as is,
an unknown sailor with a random nurse he would miss,
good times for all once again were signaled in this kiss.

This photo has stood the test of time,
for the sentiment was so pure, without a lie,
you did not need to know the city or their roles
for this feeling has always been in your soul.

It spoke of two who had shared a moment so sweet,
much later that would mean so much to me,
my mom and dad embodied in this kiss,
whose love on earth felt just like this.