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Author Archive: Jennifer Kiley

Words. Ideas. Visions. Sounds. Abstractions. Attract the Writer. Poet. Artist Inside of Me. Seeking Out the Unknown & Infinite Possibilities & Impossibilities. Living My Life Filled with Imagination & Creativity. Zen
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The Prince of Tides

The Prince of Tides

Originally appeared on ‘the secret keeper’ on 10th January 2014. Re-edited and Re-written for Expats Post WARNING: ROUGH SCENES OF VIOLENCE PHYSICAL AND OF A SEXUAL NATURE SUBJECT MATTER IS DISTURBING The Prince of Tides [1991] stars Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte, Blythe Danner, and Kate Nelligan, plus George Carlin as the gay character who gives comic relief and lightens […]

Critical Cracks

Critical Cracks

Originally posted on ‘the secret keeper’ in 2013. Rewritten on 26th January 2014 for Expats Post Sur le Fil – Yann Tiersen  Music from the French Language Film “Amelie” A familial facial reflection Unneeded outlandish rejection Replacing precedent’s expectation With a necessary deregulation Turning creator into slave labor Not given necessary fortification Craving reliable idolization Causing […]

The Sessions

The Sessions

Originally Posted on the secret keeper on 19th May 2013. Modified & Reedited for Expats Post 19th January 2014 The Sessions, prior to its becoming a reality, started with the Oscar-winning film, “Breathing Lessons,” about the life of Mark O’Brien. When he was a child, he contracted polio and lived his life in an Iron […]

I Believe

I Believe

Originally appeared on “the secret keeper” 11th January 2014 Javier Navaretti – Open Water [Cracks – Soundtrack] I believe. I believe in you. I believe in art. I believe in love. I believe in imagination. I don’t so much believe in reality. I am more into fantasy. What one imagines Becomes real. Yet, Isn’t imagination […]

Desire

Desire

Desire Narrative Haiku Desire tender touch Craving arms surrounding flesh Longing for warm sensations Yearning to hear voice Deep hunger cuts soul’s freedom Possession wants returned sounds Strong wish needing you Deep hunger to feel your skin Intense wish you were near me Persistent longing Impels to possess someone Having what one desires now Long […]

Sliding Doors

Sliding Doors

“No one expects the Spanish Inquisition” — Monty Python What if your life split into two timelines? In one timeline, you make your morning train, the other, someone mugs you, smashes your head into a tree, a kind British taxi driver takes you to the hospital. The split completely alters the experiences of your two […]

Last Night I Dreamt of Manderley

Last Night I Dreamt of Manderley

Originally posted on ‘the secret keeper’ 20th Dec 2013 but has been modified for Expats Post]. The deaths, last weekend, of Peter O’Toole and Joan Fontaine reminded me of star royalty. Fontaine had drifted away. I kept checking to make sure she was alive. But now, I know she is no longer with us. Her […]

By December 23, 2013 4 Comments Read More →
Dead Again

Dead Again

[Originally on ‘the secret keeper’ Friday the 13th Dec. 2013. Modified for Expats Post] [Life after love. Love after life.] After the title “Dead Again,” the film opens with the word MURDER. Followed by headlines of the murder mixed amongst the opening credits. Headline: STRAUSS ARRESTED. TRIAL OPENS TODAY. STRAUSS FOUND GUILTY December 10th 1949. […]

By December 16, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
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