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Roll Film

Suzanne Sunshower

Some home movies play


                                                             and over

in the mind.


Out-takes squeezed-off by the third-eye

linger long. Cuts like: a girl being shoved


(back into place)


beside the boy who always anticipated

(and jumped) before being told.


Don’t forget the antagonist mother...

in mid-snarl       always unhappy.


And then there’s that father...

always rushing                    out of frame


too safely busy to be caught up

in the depths of the madness.


But wait, there’s more –

here comes their dog with ulcers.




Suzanne Sunshower is a writer/artist from Detroit, recently relocated to a tiny camper in the big woods of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where she is learning how to relax.

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