Dialing for eternal suffering

I remember

our old baby-sitter, she

was a born again Christian,

and a big old movie fan.

***

She’d let us

stay up late watching the

old, black & white comedies

on the UHF channels.

Movies starring people like

Eddie Cantor, W.C. Fields

and

the Ritz Brothers.

***

And some-times

while watching the films

she would become wistful

to the passage of time

***

And she’d say,

“Do you see all the people

on the screen?

They’re all burning in hell.”

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