Rio is moonlight
and marble mansions
a b&w postcard 
shot day for night
more Florida 
than Florida.
An ex-nazi marries 
an ex-lover,
ideology reduced
to men in suits
discussing plans
in drawing rooms.
But love remains
the true motivator
that turns the key
to the wine cellar
and flicks a quick 
kiss between spies
to fool the villain who
still lives with mother
and who's committed 
the sole indiscretion
of falling in love
and so must die.



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