Big Screen Poems: Sunrise

1927 Black & White 
The Man, entrapped in nighttime 
shadows, slips off to see The Woman 
From the City.  Camera follows: 
gliding over marsh, above 
mud and uneven ground, 
pushing through shrubbery. 
In the fog they stop
for a secret lakeside embrace.  
The Man’s wife, at home, 
holds their baby.
The sky and the moon are imitations 
and closer than they appear. 
—John David West

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