The Movie Game.


Eyes open and close
until life becomes a nickelodeon
some travesty of life
over and over again.

He becomes a part of it-- merges.

A blinking mouth
opens in a silent scream
(there was never sound)

Then the crank stops--
time is frozen/on a face
with eyes open wide and
his mouth covered with his hands.

I live and breathe,
but he does not move.