Subtitle Poetry, Canto II
A found poem by: Witney Seibold’s DVD Player
My Magnavox MDV 410 is still communicating with me.
Very occasionally, my DVD player chooses a single line of dialogue from an English-language DVD, and unexpectedly turns on the subtitles. Only single lines ever appear, and I suspect that my player may be trying to tell me something. I have already assembled a baffling, but perhaps profound, poem out of these seemingly-random single lines of dialogue (which can be found on this very site at the following address: https://witneyman.wordpress.com/2007/08/28/subtitle-poetry/ ), but I think my player is still eager for human communication.
Here then is the second poem that my player has produced. It has a screaming, apocalyptic feeling to it. The final line seems like a weary resignation. What do you think this piece of consumer electronics is trying to say to me?
If I could find it in my heart to disgrace my man’s apparel…
Tell you what. Tardis key.
Oh well, I guess I better go kill myself.
Well, I’m a practicing psychologist.
Maybe we could work in tandem.
-What about the dog? –I don’t know.
Quinn, Jack. Your final assignment is classification red.
And I know you got your problems with the church, too.
When I start to make a fool of myself…
Ah, the summer.
Fran! Fran! Fran!
♪ If I only knew ♪
I’m curious, sir.
It’s an entertaining flick, and I can see why you like it, Toby.