On the Weapons Range

Whonk! the plump TV movie guide
hits me thwack in the small of my back
ha ha very funny to be struck

with five star ratings of Casablanca
or The Ten Commandments
or a film festival of the Three Stooges

stuck with visual wit and wisdom
imagine all those old reels 
with lots of yucks smacko into your spine

verrrrry funny
after all it is not the poker from the fireplace
or a semi-automatic rifle or hidden Luger

nah it is just the compendium of movies
from one star to a zillion
and like everything it else can be turned into

a weapon or missle of love
oh yes love in many layers wrapped around
contempt or nyuk nyuk just a bit of business.

Mary Herbert