Grey/Gray

 

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Sunset Boulevard (dir. Billy Wilder, 1950)

“Grey?” or “Gray?”
With an “e?”
With an “a?”
for the odd half-light of
a winter day?
For the sluggish smoke
of a damp cigarette
and the patchwork of regret
that constructs the soul
of a bit-player miscast
in a major role:
dragged,
kicking and screaming,
from the drafted page
and blinded by the lights
of centre stage,
all they can see are shades
of grey
(or gray)
with an “e”
or an “a”.

 

 

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