déjà vu" (so it must be true)
Posted: 15 May 2019, 05:28
“She looks a lot
like Lana Turner,” they say
about the strawberry blonde -
a post-Depression 40's teen
also working the fountain in a drug store
not far from the high school.
May's double feature: The Sunday following
Mother’s Day celebrates her birthday.
I play the earlybird,
offer to carry her to brunch,
but she prefers to nest
more in the recliner I got her
this time yester-year. She decides:
"We'll buffet this evening(besides,
this gives a widow more time
to ready for close-ups)."
The satellite's been on the blink -
a b&w static from the set.
I power-on the big screen
checking to see if TCM is back up.
Indeed, as I told her
the night before it would be.
She's even further delighted
the feature's about one of her idols -
a docu-memoire by the star’s only child
many years later. I put my coffee and the PC
on hold, and I, too, recall pictures
of my mother in her sweater-days.
Some things arthritis can
not stop or even slow down -
like the synergy of my hunch
and her flash back in UniSon:
"Mama, they used to tell you
you look like her."
from her daydream: "How did you
know that?" Perked up
& pain-free without Rx,
she rewinds & vividly plays back
select sound bites remembered from silent dialog -
people still complimenting her
& gone-with-the-wind figure
but never through
a great grandmother
unknowingly out-phasing the moon
With the breath of our relish for charmed hours:
"Well, since we're just at 9,
and you are fully awake now,
how about we set to roll for a matinee lunch?"
"No, it'll take longer than that for me.
You run along til closer to 5."
Like her mother would say:
"Michael, go play til I call you in for supper."
Preparing me for when God calls me in
(Here comes the son) to find them
expecting me There too in Our Father's nursery - from maternity to Eternity
what really happens on earth
doesn't stay on earth (to Thy kingdom come)
Until then, motion-picture hours
granted to record rehearsal takes -
How they're called Golden Years
re-animated in technicolor & CGI
Vintage bubbling up from the cellar
the taste of the finest champagne,
like only humans are apt to
not take a last breath
but the Vision of the Haven of the Humane
so absolutely starstruck
The Lord takes our breath away
to always a wonder never a winter land
(Spirit move me) not on a carpet, but by receiving
the Miracle Lift from the finale to the Premiere