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I sat down in God's movie house
(Freud showed me my seat)
and for the hundred years that I lived
I sat through a hundred years of my movie
Oh god the recurrent masturbation scenes
were a torture
The rest of it was nonsense and surprise
with some very touching scenes
which I should have written into a book
When I finished seeing the movie
I was tested.
oh so small was my recall
There were so many actors in my movie
I asked if I could watch their movies too
But so much would be boredom
that I changed my mind.
I didnít dare look at my loved ones'
movies
for fear of pain
so I retuned to earth
to make more of the same.

Irwin R. Shaw - May 27th 1986