Asemic Noir: Make the Message Count

make-the-message-count

Make the message count

rapt in seconds away from – death

a knock at the door.

make-the-message-count-2

Scratched glass hides sounds

under lampshade shadow’s light –

an unmarked parcel.

make-the-message-count-3

Fingers peel back emotions

Like The Man who cheated himself

clock hands clap to time.

make-the-message-count-4

Unlock the clasp’s chill,

Empty chamber full of fear –

Breathing plans at night.

 

make-the-message-count-5

Who’s the Fool now ?

Midnight Messenger’s mistress –

walking out backwards.

 

make-the-message-count-6

Note: Stanzas are Haiku variations.  The B&W shots are from opening cuts of the noir film, The Man who Cheated Himself ( 1950 ) – can be found on archive.org .

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Asemic Noir: Make the Message Count

    1. Excellent connection – had to look that up. 🙂

      I was not aware of this ballad, nor do I recall reading the Thomas Dekker play, in which a character alludes to the ballad. Perhaps a past life experience or luck. 😀

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s