Film Course 101

Film is fluid, ink, light, meter

an illusion of light that

completes the rhyme,

a gleaming that is one

right word away

from the essential one,

that one weak word

that shows up at the top

of the auto-rank,

a repetition, variation,

at 24 frames per second,

two dozen light words

away from the right one

that allows the bright, right film

to be the church, book, story, poem

of why I like to see films alone.

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