Tuesday, January 24, 2023


 Scene I

Let’s get two people on the bank of a river

A man and a woman, both early twenties

He with a wispy mustache, a bowler hat,

Maybe dusty denim overalls 

She in a white cotton dress, her hair

Billowing from under a bonnet 

There’s no dialogue 

But you can tell he wants to say something

To her. He only has eyes for her

But she is gazing toward the flowing river

The camera follows her gaze

She could be watching the driftwood

Or the gnarled roots on the opposite bank

Or maybe just mesmerized by the motion of water

The camera pans in, the frigid river so close

Trickling like chills down your spine

Pretty soon we’re all watching the river

Wondering where it would take us


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