(congratulations to the groundhog Phil from Punxsutawney, who did not see his shadow today, auguring an early spring)

 

 

A (Classic) Comedy Tonight

 

It’s a cinematic day

When I will look too closely

At items on the corner of

The table

Or on the kitchen counter

As a cut

A camera angle

A quick shot in a movie

A montage

Of textures, surfaces, light

And shadow:

 

Of orange peelings in a paper towel

A clear, squat square canister of cottonballs

By the bathroom sink

Winter sunshine slanting over the tabletop

Illuminating piles of books

I mean to read

 

There’s a setting

And a set

And how it’s dressed

 

Maybe I’ll find something

On television

Maybe in a book

I mean to read

 

Something with good guys, maybe

Bad guys

Characters

Easily identified

So that I know who’s who

Whom to cheer on

To celebrate

(could be everyone)

When the final conflicts are resolved

Cue catharsis

 

C L Couch

 

 

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caption: Miss Lily Brayton./As “Rosalind” in “As You Like It.” [sic]