Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Luis Rodas

Luis Rodas
Ode to the Movies

I want to be dipped
in grease

& added cheese. I want
to wander

the aisles, my heart’s
red carpet without space

as cancer. I want to die
wearing the latest fashion.

I want to live
forever in a cassette player,

with lots of people watching
me act. I want to write

a play at the theatre.
I want to edit

my movies for free

with all my
movie’s beginning-

that’ll put em to shame-
I want to see what lies behind

the director’s hidden scenes
before they’re cut. I want to be

the only Guatemalan director I know.

I want to give
it my best and never

complain about it.
I wanta fly

forever. Why walk-

I want to destroy
my creation myself

I want to jog
down to Sunset Blvd.

& make it my track

I want to walk
its beautiful streets

& take pictures as it models

I tried filming it
but found it vacant.

I’ll go home I guess
to my studio where the sky

is the limit of
my imagination.

1 comment:

  1. Great poem. Very moving red carpet image. The next line even more so. And the last two stanzas make the reader's imagination soar too.