Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Poem: A Lover's Recourse (disreality)

déréalité / disreality

The square root of minus money is a film.
Applying for an orange card is not a film.

Marriage is, says Miss USA California,
between a woman and a man. This is a film.

Seven green bottles march the hammers up the hill
and march them down again. This is not a film.

The Terminator says, I’ll be back, and back
he comes and shoots the vampires. This is a film.

To liberalize politics, the tiny country bans
citizen Youtube videos. This is not a film.

A man walks in a deli for a tuna wrap.
He gets his wrap and pays for it. This is a film.

Can’t stay but I’ll call you, he promises, this week.
Jee has been waiting since. This is not a film.

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