Renewed respect for Billy Crystal
Robert De Niro continues to be a symbol
Analysis remains away
This or that matter doesn’t matter anyway
How should a movie end?
Happy endings; ideas that abruptly bend?
Or hand-in-hand, a heart that sings?
Sweet nothings; of meaningful somethings?
One train goes south; another north
Don’t rest against door; the notice says, and so forth
Wonder whether she should be in this train, or you
Should be in the last one south, subject to
With colourful labels half-cooked meals
Fill a stomach of empty evenings; empty appeals
Presence doesn’t matter as much
In absence, as such.