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Please Refrain from Talking During the Movie

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When I can’t make you understand I repeat myself
I repeat
 
If you don’t stop asking me all these questions how
Will I understand anything
 
Please refrain from talking during the movie
 
I need a life that isn’t just about needing
To escape my life
 
Please God please may Carrie please fall for me
 
I want to show off my hidden camera
I’m an informer but I have my limits
 
You hurt him once before now what
If she’s there I don’t know if I can go
 
Please refrain from talking during the movie
 
Leave a message if you can’t reach me
To exit press enter and don’t forget your receipt
 
When I think I read new things I want
A life where I read and think new things
 
Please refrain from talking during the movie
 
I want to know nothing
Again
 
Please God please may Carrie please fall for me
 
I repeat myself when I can’t
Make you understand I repeat

Robert Polito, "Please Refrain From Talking During The Movie" from Hollywood & God. Copyright © 2009 by Robert Polito.  Reprinted by permission of The University of Chicago Press.
Source: Hollywood & God (University of Chicago Press, 2009)
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