Posted in Poetry

Opening Shot: A Poem


Quiet on the set

Laughter transitions to tears

Silence breaks through the chatter

Cinema junkies brace for banality

Places, everyone

Deep breath from the director

Egos run rampant behind the camera

The actors duck down like animal prey

Roll sound

A ladder falls, three lights explode

A whispering wind soothes and calms

Against the backdrop of a fiery Hell

Roll camera

The actors blink and blot their lips

Dust in the frame, viewfinder villainy

Mise-en-scene equals cotton candy bullshit


Cue the dolly’s descent

Dialogue like soap opera rewrites

Death never more serenely transcendent

And cut

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