REWRITES

I could’ve been a great film director.

I wouldn’t have made the mistakes that Lucas, Hitchcock, or Kubrick made.

None of those guys knew what they were doing.

Me, I would have done those films the right way.

In my long time ago galaxy far, far away,

Darth Vader’s storm troopers

would meet up with Luke and Leia and Han and Chewy

for tequila shots on the Death Star.

In my Land of Oz,

the Wicked Witch of the West and her flying monkeys

would invite Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion

to castle for tea.

Hannibal Lecter?

In my world he would get out of prison

and write for the society page of the local paper on entertaining houseguests

with vegan spring rolls.

We’ve all seen Joker dancing down the steps.

In my Gotham City, he would meet up with Bruce Wayne

at Fred Astaire Dance Studio

and they would do the tango.

A smiling Norman Bates would visit

black and white nursing homes every Sunday

and bring everyone’s mom

colorful bouquets of flowers.

And at my Overlook Hotel,

Jack Torrance would escort Wendy and Danny to room 237

and they’d all play hide and seek together,

just one happy family.

Because I mean, everybody knows–

there are very fine people on both sides.



Martin Agee’s career as a professional violinist has brought him to the major concert venues, recording studios, and theatres of New York City for over thirty-five years.  He performs with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center, American Composers Orchestra, and the American Symphony Orchestra, among many others. He also like to write. His work has recently been published by Belle Ombre, Allegro, and Sir Socks.

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