Erica Erdman is the
daughter of actors Richard Erdman and Sharon Randall and is the author
of the book The Apocalyptic Kid (Sacred Beverage Press).
We trust the
cameraman to get what he can,
but the crew isn't even watching.
I play my partner as if he were not there.
figures on the monitor
pitch like coarse-grained crows on a high-tension wire.
When we come to
his special effects
my leading man is filled with admiration,
and tells me
to open my eyes.
I cannot stop
He hisses at me to shut up;
the camera rolls to a stop and stalls.
We light cigarettes.
we have shot this so many times
that even our subtitles yawn,
then reach for one another.
I tell him that
I always laugh.
I tell him that he was magnificent.
I neglect to mention the overdubs,
or the editing.