Wilson
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Wilson

Hollywood makes BFF’s
out of volleyballs.

One day they drift away—
no matter the reach of our love.
 
Deflated, 
but not fatally
wounded, 
he finds a beach in Sri Lanka;
 
a fishing village
without TV.
 
The children breathe life into him
and gleefully kick him about
till the last of our blood
has flaked away.
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#2
Nice story, probably has nuances I'm missing. (Later) Looked up the reference, hadn't seen the movie. Nice sequel, then.
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#3
I like the fishing village bit.
Not a big fan of 'BFF'. But that's just me.
The last 2 lines are enigmatic. I don't remember whether there was any blood in the film, so I read it as being symbolic ('blood ties') rather than having a more literal meaning.
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#4
Duke, I was really just having a bit of fun and never thought of this as a sequel. But in a way, I guess it is.

Busker, I was most interested in the anthropomorphic journey from volleyball to supporting role in a film. The psychological aspect intrigued me. I just found this video clip that explains it quite nicely.

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