after the movie

he kisses the girl
shoots the bad guy

sometimes there is even
a shocking revelation

i begin to think that
there must be something in that scene
that is worth picking apart.

we’d talk about it afterwards
unravel plot while lacing fingers
talk about your next break

you wanted to be unforgettable,
every word deliberate,
to utter something quotable on a friday night.

i remember the carp in the pool in the lobby,
the bouquet of white flowers, the view of the skyline,
what you smelled like under all that cologne

not afterwards,
when you hit me across the face, then fucked me

stars finally dancing around your face.

surely there is something in that scene
that is worth picking apart.

at the pharmacy, i waited at the counter
feeling like i had something to explain

some excuse for being there
at the threshold of the door

where you signal me
to be silent,
that this was the part where i die

inside

the theater,
the applause is thunderous.

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