Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Movie poem

For this one, I mined old prompts from Robert Lee Brewer (today's prompt didn't appeal to me) and came up with "write a poem based on a movie."

The Accidental Tourist

My logo is a chair with wings. This gets me
no closer to heaven than being with my child.
Blue-eyed boy, swinging at a pop-fly
was as close as you came to violence
until that dusk visit to the convenience store
a bullet’s-length behind the guy in the ski mask.
Now you lie under the Homeland snow,
your mother lies under her new husband,
and I remain where I was that night:
my academic’s weedy body in the wing chair,
my mind on the other side of this mortal world.

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