by Linda Kraus Linda Kraus

Linda Kraus taught literature and composition courses at Case Western Reserve University. While working on her dissertation, Linda switched fields to teach film studies. She developed the film department for Northern Essex Community College, affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. She has written poetry, fiction, and film criticism since adolescence.

My mother would rejoice
when she saw two bad movies
booked together as a double feature.
How lovely to miss four hours of
boredom, angst or splatter,
a visual feast for the self-selecting.

One can extend the metaphor to couples,
the pairing of two bitter people locked
together in mutual misery, removing them
from corrupting two other innocents
who might eventually find happiness
in the arms of kindred souls.

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