Dialing for eternal suffering

I remember

our old baby-sitter, she

was a born again Christian,

but also 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


Olsen and Johnson


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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