Short verse on film

Dreaming in Technicolor

Ask the night to recall for you
the lives you (should have) led—

our truest selves revealed
in secret screening rooms
soundproofed, plastic-lined…

Wandering narrative threads
certain faces recurring
for the sake of continuity

Soft-focused, abstract
“a goddamn art film!”
too inscrutable to decipher

the punters clamoring
for a refund

C. Burns
March 6, 2012

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About Cliff Burns

I'm a literary writer, specializing in slipstream/ alternative/surreal/science fiction. My influences include Philip K. Dick, Harlan Ellison, Samuel Beckett, Jorge Luis Borges, David Cronenberg, Rene Magritte, any artist who defies convention and busts open genres, attacking the status quo.
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