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