Filming ‘Blood Shot Silk’ – Deleted Scene (22)

In a newsreel rout, Frank Langella,
(As Ali Wrey), staggers,
Postured under flashbulbs. Delirious crowd,
Look-back of gawks.

Cut to…Roma Graves,
At-a-loose-end swagger
Skewing the boudoir.

Drawn breath off-screen.
A raise-the-alarm mutter.

We’re vantaging the script,
Hoodwinking the writer’s ego,
Cat-and-mousing Realism’s balancing act.

Christopher Barnes‘ first collection Lovebites is published by Chanticleer. Each year he reads at Poetry Scotland’s Callender Poetry Weekend. He also writes art criticism which has been published in Peel and Combustus magazines.

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