Man sitting in tie at breakfast
table. Raising a cup, profiled
before a window, hair gray at
the temple, forty, cheek ruddy.
Split screen left: shadow,
telling a story, confession.
Smoke from a cigarette? rollers?
Terry cloth robe. Unrepenting.
Fade. Up. White dress and tuxedo,
photographer. White shoe in mid-
step. Car gained. Door opened.
young. Smiles plural in rear
Fade. Shadow. Voice: "Nothing
you, Albert." Fade. Up. Car in
Snowing: "Only you, Albert.
said. Totally incompetent."
Male cardinal on branch outside
the window. Dun companion. Flits
off. Cocked head. Twice pecking.
And fade. The branch is left