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Cinematic Haikus

the wrestler
by Lindsey Campbell

if a wrestler falls
he’ll soar from the top rope again
without her love

by Tamahin Mehanni

Love’s eternal for
decomposing bride. Falling,
Silas will join her.

rumble fish
by Lindsey Campbell

clouds rolling past, fast
these fish won’t fight in rivers
go west. ocean bound

the motorcycle boy reigns
by Lindsey Campbell

he reads camus
he looks so much older now
i hear he’s half deaf

Elite Squad
byTamahin Mehanni

Plastic bags, can’t breathe
Wage war on gangs and on self
You are your own law

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Camille (Gregory Mackenzie, 2007)
Elite Squad (José Padilha, 2007)
The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky, 2008)
Rumble Fish (Francis Ford Coppola, 1983)

About the Author

Lindsey Campbell is
now an MA student at
Tamahin Mehanni is going into her second year in the M.A. in Film Studies program, and has a background in Communication Studies. Her primary research interests are the representation of women in narrative cinema and the social impact of documentary films, especially in the realm of community activism.

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