Review “The Killers” (1946)

“The Killers” is an excellent film noir, starring Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, and Edmond O’Brien. It starts with two contract killers who come to a small town to kill a man working at the local gas station. When a friend tries to warn him, he makes no attempt to escape or hide, merely lies on…

Lost a Self

Lost myself somewhere Dropped while I was out walking Or maybe in the supermarket Maybe I should put up posters around the neighbourhood Lost: one identity Slightly dented, chipped paint, scratched But here’s the problem I’m not sure I’d recognize myself If I was returned to me What am I under the trappings of learning…

Give me

Give me a purpose for living Give me just one Give me a song I can sing Under the sun Give me the steps I can dance In front of my foes Give me the mercy I need To heal all my woes Give me a reason today A reason to be Give me a…

Think of me

Think of me as if I had your name With no part of me there Think me an extension of you An arm, maybe, or leg A vague appendage existing Just for your consideration I reflect you, complete you Exist for you My essence is subsumed by you Think of me as I disappear into…

Daily Magic

Looking for magic in faraway places In myths and lore and legends of old Seeing the wonder in everyday spaces The mystical in the mundane Follow the lure of the eldritch other Dancing with witches under the moon Gleam of starlight shining so gently Beauty in windswept night Immerse yourself in the fairy tale places…

Review “Enter Nowhere” (2011)

“Enter Nowhere” is a supernatural mystery/thriller which stars Katherine Waterston, Scott Eastwood, and Sara Paxton. It begins in a manner that the viewer might feel was generic to the point of derivative – after an opening scene involving Sara Paxton and her character’s boyfriend robbing a store, it then switches to Katherine Waterston wandering through…

The Right Choice

It’s easy to blame each other For the choices we make It’s easy to blame ourselves For doing the wrong thing You take the path unknown Towards possible salvation Only to find you’re more in the dark Than when you started Contemplate the slippery slope the one paved with good intentions And we all know…

Spirit of Wild Horses

Thundering hooves through the surf Heads toss, manes fly free in the wind Dance and play in the briny air Join with each other, be one with the herd Safety in numbers, in community Through the salt encrusted sand Walking now, following well-worn pathways To the pastures to feed One, together, one mind and spirit…

Review “The Devil’s Backbone” (2001)

What is a ghost? A tragedy condemned to repeat itself time and again? An instant of pain, perhaps. Something dead which still seems to be alive. An emotion suspended in time. Like a blurred photograph. Like an insect trapped in amber. These words begin “The Devil’s Backbone”. Written and directed by Guillermo Del Toro, this…

The Art of Forgiveness

It’s a daily lesson Learned by rote The only way you make it Is to repeat and repeat Take the anger, take the pain And let them go from your captive heart Like paper boats bobbing away down stream Send your rehearsed and remembered wrongs Into oblivion Forgive again And again, and again Every day…