Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world she walks into mine!
Kitty and the movie-land Walter Mitty!
Old Movie to VHS Tape Mastermind!
Thespian roles by Humphrey Bogart
The Zorro Serials
King Kong (original)
Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce)
Along with instructions on the exploits of Babe Ruth
Joe Dimaggio (The Greatest)
And dissecting and prospecting New York Yankees games!
Television moments to wonder at Pop’s sudden display of emotions!
Windows through time into his personality
Thoughts and notions!
He would invite you to watch the early film masterpieces
And suddenly become emotive and outspoken!
Tears would flow down his cheeks!
As he opened up inside!
I could hear his mind opine!
The subtext of Don Joseph Reith’s greatest dreams
And reality intertwined
Whereas generally these displays of expressive reaction
Were hard to find!
The inability to show his feelings were a tell-tale sign
Of his Silent Generation Silver Screen times
These classics seemed dipped with a magic psychosomatic potion
Here was the solitary place Father
Would enter into the world
His wildest dreams unfurled
Inside the cinematic sublime