Criterion Collection As Haiku

158: Persona

Silence. Relinquish
roles that shift — her — shift that roles
relinquish. Silence.


157: Fish Tank

Land is for the prey.
She, like an eagle, ungrounds—
free from predators.


154: Safety Last!

Time dangles, broken
hands hanging from a clock sprung
open like my jaw.


152: The Ruling Class


Like a carnation
tugged by unversed hands, so, too,
can God unravel.


151: Jules and Jim

A third wheel. An odd
man out. An uneven race.
Cheaters always win.


150: Secret Honor

Framed presidents judge
his unmasked past— revision
of a self-portrait.


Creative Commons License.