Oblivion: A Poet’s Lament


In lieu of a Netflix Movie of the Week, please enjoy this lovingly crafted sonnet about Joseph Krosinski’s Oblivion.


A wasteland on the edge of time designed

by Howard Roark creates a desperate tone,

and stunning scenes- beautifully streamlined.

Technician Harper, utterly alone,

searches for the meaning behind his dreams.

Repairing drones- his day job- removes him

from his illusory abode. Screams

in the night are evidence of Scavs- grim,

nomadic beings, hurtling through space,

devouring life to keep themselves alive.

Insidious intentions interlace

with Harper’s only wish- just to survive.

Ultimately, a man’s resolve is tried.

Alas! This narrative, I can’t abide!


– Albert Cantu

2 thoughts on “Oblivion: A Poet’s Lament

  1. Andrew King April 26, 2013 / 11:06 pm

    This is fantastic. However there is actually a Netflix Movie of the Week, Y Tu Mama Tambien

    • Albert Cantu April 26, 2013 / 11:14 pm


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