Listening to an Interview with the Filmmaker

After the introduction,
the listing of accomplishments and accolades,
thanks for being here and thanks for having me,
and a short clip from the film,
the first question was asked
about inspiration,
the director took a heavy breath
as if to signal the weight of his response,
and then the audio cut out.
A message read “temporarily unavailable”
and no amount of clicking returned his voice
to my waiting ears.
So I opened my notebook and wrote about it
and felt glad.

Sharing on the Tuesday Platform in the Imaginary Garden