Movie magic (a poem)

The movie Rapture-Palooza is set in Seattle after The Rapture. Many of the outdoor scenes, though, took place on decidedly un-Seattle-like streets. That got me thinking about how movies treat the geography of the cities in which the stories are set… You know you’d never see that around here it’s probably in Vancouver or Toronto because [...]

Zero (a poem)

Found Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem on Amazon Prime last night… Two of them joined by an invisible thread drawn into a turbulent vortex looking for a moment of trust for human touch But it doesn’t work that way he can’t get through anymore as the vortex opens wider and he falls in deeper and deeper and [...]

Hopscotch (a poem)

When in doubt, an acrostic is worth a shot… How to wrap your mind around the inconceivable: Open your mind as wide as possible Place the inconceivable inside Savor the mystery of its inconceivableness Consider what life would be like without mystery Open your mind just a little bit wider to make sure you get [...]

Every dance I’ve ever been to (a poem)

Inspired by a song on the Cale & Eno album Wrong Way Up. The lilting rhythms give her something to dance to while he stands in the corner (as usual) When embarrassed and proud come to the dance together embarrassed watches proud live out loud Proud wishes embarrassed would join her to shout out loud in [...]