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Terry Collett


Left In The Dark


Your father took you
to see a Jeff Chandler movie
and you sat there
in the dark

eating popcorn
sharing some with him
and taking in
the cowboys

and guns
and imaging you
were up there
riding your imaginary horse

shooting your gun
along side the others
when your father got up
and went off

into the darkness
and so you continued
to watch the movie
giving no further thought

to where he'd gone
the john perhaps
or to buy some smokes
or get some air

and you just stayed
sitting there watching
when some young dame
came down

and said
your father’s had a choking fit
but he’s ok now
and you said

shame he’s missed the best bit
and she whispered
(her voice like Marilyn Monroe’s)
I don’t think he gives a shit

and the odd thing was
out of the blue
you said kind of shy
neither do I.

Submitted: Monday, December 05, 2011
Edited: Monday, December 05, 2011
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