Come this one time, and that will be enough. Say hi and stay a bit. Your mother needs you. She’s preparing this year just for you. It doesn’t have to be long. What do they say? Just show your face. I want to reintroduce you to your cousins, and Uncle Don. Just for a minute. Mom needs a picture. Don’t worry about getting her attention. She’ll be watching, smiling at her lovely baby.
Matthew Sorrento is editor of Retreats from Oblivion: The Journal of NoirCon and Film International. His poetry has appeared in The Five-Two and The Ekphrastic Review. He teaches film studies at Rutgers-Camden and Temple University, and his latest book is David Fincher’s Zodiac (FDU Press), co-edited with David Ryan.
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