Footnote: Nightmare [After DePalma's Film, "Carrie,"---With Spoiler]

[since January 9th, 1978]


The devestated
pit---shaped by Aurore's absence
from my life---has filled
in and smoothed over.  Until:
a ghoulish arm reaches forth.



Author's Notes/Comments: 

The poem is a parody of the final scene of DePalma's magnificent film, Carrie (1976).  I have been told (but cannot remember by whom, or where; nor have I any documentation) that the same scene was inspired by the final, and equally chilling scene, in Boorman's film, Deliverance (1972).

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