party of one/

©2021 Michael Raven

i am drunk
though no whiskey have i had
it is the woven words
writhing and twisting
and spinning around
i find so intoxicating
reading between those

s  p  a  c  e  s

&

|  l  |  i  |  n  |  e  |  s  |

&

[silences]

in between
that fill me with vertigo
like a record, baby
round round round round
waiting for the room
to
grind to a stop
the moon laughing
for i am beloved by the moon, a
lunatik
in
drink
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jigsaw/

©2021 Michael Raven

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puzzles my jigsaw pieces
tumble to the floor
all three boxes -- four!
dizzy in this haze
of words, flames and
                autosuggestion
i cannot sort the piles
much less make the
pictures complete

            halp?

Poor Man’s Art House Film

I was scrolling through HBOMax’s offerings last night after I realized I didn’t have enough time to watch Doctor Sleep like I had originally planned (actually, the plan was to catch up on Black Spot, but there was no catching up to do). Yes, I am an early-riser, even on weekends, and I have a bedtime I have set for myself to maintain the semblance of being interested in avoiding by regular bouts with insomnia and restlessness — something I am currently being plagued with every night. It doesn’t help, but I go through the motions all the same.

Anyway, as I was scrolling through the A-Z filter of movies, I came across a few that I wasn’t aware were available to watch that fit into that “art house” category. Foreign films I have watched in the past (or never got around to watching) and a few American films that are also artsy (for better or worse). I had considered purchasing a few B-type films when I am alone with the cats next week, but I found a plethora of films that I thought might be nice to watch again, so I’ll probably avoid paying money and just make do with what I have available.

A few films I recall enjoying “back in the day”:

  • My Life as a Dog
  • Au Revoir les Enfants
  • Wild Strawberries
  • Dead Man
  • The 39 Steps
  • The Seventh Seal
  • Seven Samurai
  • 8 1/2
  • M

Not to mention a slew of Godzilla movies in case I don’t want to think…

The short version — Next week I can watch my arty films without someone moaning that what’s on the television is BORING. At least I don’t think the cats will say that. Guess I’ll find out…

precipice/

©2021 Michael Raven

the
beckoning 
                        precipice
stretching out
carrying this dead soul
waiting to be filled
thin tether drawing in
dragging
           pulling
                 towards
                                 the

                                 fall

will it be
razor sharp rocks
or ?