Movie Review: Latest Trek

We are God’s Infidels driving
to Pecanland Mall
on Sunday morning (everyone’s in church)
to see the new blockbuster,
Star Trek into Darkness, purchase tickets,

wait inside an abandoned food court,
eerie as a Klingon vessel.
Only a small group
in brown plastic chairs, a couple
whose two sons

have anointed their crew-cuts,
turquoise and orange spikes
on Sunday in Pecanland
waiting in front of the Gourmet
Chinese Express and Yummy Japan

fast-food stalls,
an alien hallway
of arcade shoot-em-ups,
don’t redeem points here,
wait for the full conversion

experience inside a movie theater,
Kirk and Spock take
a wild ride
through a space
time continuum,

orbiting way out there
as the turquoise and orange
kids hold on tight to their gameboys.
The prime directive.
It’s gonna be a long ride.



About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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2 Responses to Movie Review: Latest Trek

  1. Paul Kirk says:

    I find the wrings artful, full of images and sounds, thoughts and feelings, direction, flow, light, shadow, and temperature. It is hard not to be reminded of the best of the Taoest tales that both illuminate and edify one.

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