POOR SOUL (A POEM)

Burnt by walls and malls, beside the rainy street, Amongst the crowd was a shearing grief, The Begetter who begot had left to rot, A poor soul beneath left in reek, Switching channels from trance to catatonia, Rolled the roller off his baller, brawling taphephobia, “My brother, my right-hand,” shouted my friend, “…I’m nothing like […]

TWO GUILTY PAIRS (A SHORT STORY)

Walking across the hallway towards the stairs, she noticed a drain covered with a sling wrap instead of a grill grate. Earlier, I had noticed similar anomalies—stolen furniture, scarab-tattooed backs of fathers resonating with violence committers a day’s leap away. As the two of us walked up the stairs—rather a never-understating Haiku’s trail—Ms. Squiggle started […]

AN UNPAID VISIT PAID (A POEM)

An unpaid visit paid, A beauty had been brought and made. Starry eyes of the affectionate said: “Why’s the bag and pillow unplaced?” “In your parents’ room it lays!” She behaved enraged, Placing her hands together in braids. A lover’s bait enslaved by time and kneels, Through the profound smoke, The gaps could crumble heals. […]

DOUBLE INDEMNITY (A FILM REVIEW)

THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT WORDS IN MOVIES TODAY ARE BILLY WILDER (****) “Know why you couldn’t figure this one, Keyes? I’ll tell ya. ‘Cause the guy you were looking for was too close. Right across the desk from ya.”  — Walter Neff Compared to the earlier works of Billy Wilder, Double Indemnity ranks on top. […]

THE GREAT BEAUTY (A FILM REVIEW)

SYNECDOCHE: ROMA (*****) “To travel is very useful, it makes the imagination work. The rest is just delusion and pain. Our journey is entirely imaginary. That is its strength.” – Louis-Ferdinand Celine (Journey to the End of the Night) The screen lights up with a chant, some Asian tourists intently giving ear to a tourist […]