Zac Kline is a playwright, filmmaker and poet based in New York City. His plays have been produced in London, New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles in venues ranging from The Royal Theatre Stratford East to an island in the Hudson River. His films have screened across the United States and his poems have been published in journals and zines. "1991, 1992" is in Short Circuit #09, Short Édition's quarterly review.

Image of Short Circuit - Short Circuit #09
Purple Lakers cap,
just back,

from a family trip to Los Angeles.

Or maybe,
we had been to the moon.

We didn't play much together
back then. Like

we are, here,
in this photograph. the two of us standing

on the grass, in front
of our row house.

You, sister,

an oversized purple jacket, white turtleneck, checkered black + white pants

and curly back

then, this must have been
1991, or 1992.

Black buttons
white shirt, little boy, big

sister, smiles looking at

the camera,
children caught
in a photo.

You complain

Dad has stopped taking photographs.

This might have been

a great number of monsters
we were about to play
with, on the lawn

right after this moment was forever taken down.

© Short Édition - All Rights Reserved


You might also like…