escape

i love
to steal away
in rooms dark
with anticipa-
tion
Zhivago feeds my eyes
Hitchcock speeds my heart
The Sound of Music feeds my soul
Jude Law speeds my pulse
pass me the gummi bears, please
popcorn salts my tongue
pepsi isn’t better anywhere
people sit alone
i do not join them
for a couple of
hours
i leave my life in
the car
and steal
somebody else’s
story
– judith ann hillard –