Stephen Ratcliffe


half-circle of waning white moon in upper left corner,
brightness of planet above still dark pine branch below
it, sound of waves breaking in channel
                                                            man across table
reading "DEFENSE / ZOMBIES / WHITE / HOUSE," shouting out
"I can't read the rest of this"
                                           Kevin Spacey thinking
how fast Bogart spoke "even though he had the stutter,"
noting "I never goes to dailies, have no idea which
images are going to be used"
                                            line of white clouds
reflected in blue-green plane below point, a shadow
slanting across green plane of ridge across from it