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Remember, It’s Only a Movie

ISSUE:  Winter 2013

Seeing again
after two or
three years
was not strange
or terrible
it didn’t make me
feel sad
or nostalgic
but clinical
as if I were viewing
a creature
with whom
I had once been involved
in a terrifying
medical experiment
and now
here she was
this damaged animal
slightly altered
but still breathing
and I was thankful
you were only
up there
on the screen
tearing the scenery
to shreds
of me


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Glen Williams · 4 years ago

Such a harrowingly accurate depiction of the feeling of seeing  long-ago flame onscreen.


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