The movie stopped.

No more wash of liquid colors:
only blank incandescent yellow
rows of seats with gum stuck to them,
popcorn containers on the floor.

Necessity of knowing
there were still such things as theater seats,
or of somehow
carving light-images
into full-color three dimensions.

The actress said,
"No, come in...

"Come and live in the picture."


                                                            --Robert Winter