an old poem, maybe 20 years




Go Lightly, Shoppers

  

Huge plasma screens

plaster the Circuit City wall

displaying surrealistic

 

images of Holly Golightly 

and . . . George Peppard

deciding whether love means

bringing the cat in from the rain.

 

Surely one of these consumers

of electronic stuff

has stood on the streets of New York,

wet and in love. 

 

Or imagined such a thing.

But I am the only one to stand

riveted by the scene—and I know how it ends.





Poetry by jim The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2017-10-07 at 02:54

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Sameen
Surely one of these consumers
of electronic stuff
has stood on the streets of New York,
wet and in love.

that is a beautifully haunting stanza
2017-10-28


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2017-10-21


Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
One instance I feel where the film was better than the book. Rather, Audrey's cinematic Holly was much lovelier and more lovable than Capote's literary Holly.
2017-10-09


Ghost of Heino
that the cat is gone forever and that there is a circular structure?

I truly enjoyed this piece, it takes much talent to write complexity with such simplicity.
2017-10-07


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
Well done, jim. When there is so much suffering in the world, it seems so shallow to show such images. I wish the world would face reality.
Ashe
2017-10-07


josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
This is so prescient Jim. As Thanksgiving approaches and the mad yearly plague of consumerism begins, you've nailed the sad but largely disregarded hypocrisy of it all
2017-10-07


Bibek
I like the mockery and your dislike towards the plasma screens displaying Breakfast At Tiffany's "cat in the rain" scene.
2017-10-07