Double Vision

by Steven McCabe

frame ho chi minh

The left hand and the right hand begin working,


Working to create double vision,

new fire h

 Perceptualizing the miracle, painting the town red.

einstein einstein

Shrouded within a shimmering portal, same as before,

frame john lennon

& Beneath the reflection a mirrored dream of innocence.

frame sample

In the innocence of mirrored images a mechanism round as a marble

frame hedy lamarr

Rises and falls. Shattering above twin, holy worlds. Same as before.

strawberries final

Within this terrible possibility perhaps lies the intrigue,

simone b

An intrigue beyond failure,

frame configuration black windows

Beyond the post-modern landscape any failure is a reassurance.

frame frames

The reassurance of a terrible possibility.

frame A Babel by Peter Brueghel the Elder

Mystery centres wrestle with the impending implosion,

frame technicians

Endeavoring round the clock using the latest technology,

frame latest technology

Such as sound in the centre of trees,

frame configuration white windows

Processing data, round as a marble,

frame ancient mirror

Rising like a feather in the breeze,

frame keystone cops

Until night with the force of an atomic blast

frame keystone B

 Arrives, inspiring the melancholy of the absurd, forever.

frame brueghel upsidd down

The images above were taken from the internet. I do not own the copyright and have recomposed them for purposes of non-commercial parody or commentary under fair use provisions. The personalities are Ho Chi Minh, Einstein’s brain, young John Lennon, actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr, author Simon de Beauvoir, and Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s 16th Century painting Tower of Babel. Film stills are from The Keystone Cops. The mirror is Egyptian, from the 18th Century, held by the Brooklyn Museum. The computer scientist ‘unknown.’