Respiro

That urgency of foreign
tongues in another film

is aligned by sub-titles –
soft skin not yet stretch-

marked under contrails –
beauty is a fixed parade

of digital stills snatched
before combustion sets

in [posters’ll curl up] – A
loose high heel will fool

her stride – a cut scene –
I cannot watch a repeat

of taller tales snatched
from life – a scriptwriter

steals lines off a divorce
court’s serve of mistruth

to foster her word-child
[a cinematic fabrication

builds on her unfolding
of fact & cruel lineages]