The Cab Door Closes

The cab door closes

clapboard-like

she takes her seat in time
to watch a private showing
in the rear-view mirror

he stands mid road
shot in rapid pull-back
tarmac back-lit

no back story
just this cameo
to mark his letting go

as she leaves
for her next casting

Published in Staple issue 73 (film): summer/autumn 2010

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