Dogs 2007

REST IN PEACE
(8/10/07)


I watched
another one
tonight

10 minutes in
I already knew
that I was
really
going to
like it

something
wasn't quite
right
but I didn't know
what it
was

people
saying odd things
at odd times
flashes of impossibility
interwoven
within the pedestrian
sequential frames
of the film
confusion
as to the
chronological
progression
of the plotline

a dizzying effect
distorting
my already
tenuous
daily realm
of reference

the movie
took me down
a twisting trail
of inevitable
decline

in the end
I was dying
with the
main character
realizing
with him
that he never
had a chance
his fate sealed
in a scene
unseen
unwritten
in the empty space
just above
the first line
of the script

his death
was really
the beginning
neither of us
discovering
that fact
until
the final
fade

I will walk
the streets
tomorrow
keenly alert
for the irrational
the implausible
the unimaginable
for any clue
that hints to me
my own existence
is only an afterthought
of a premature
demise

I always knew
that something
was wrong