Sigourney Weaver Reminds Me of My Mum
that take-no-shit attitude
it inspires me. She’s a strong woman
running after the baby carriage in GHOSTBUSTERS
(it seems like only yesterday).
She might not even be in the same country
or even galaxy
but her essence is alive (I believe) somewhere
just floating, watching
from what seems like the heavens.
Ellen Ripley never got a proper send-
off (RESURRECTION was gash)
and Mum died
soon after before I could say
but sometimes I like to sit back and watch all the ALIENS
– even though I’ve seen them a million
times already –
there’s a certain appeal
in seeing an attractive woman take on outer-
in her underpants.
Freud might say I’d kill
for these women
in order to keep playing out this fantasy
but I adore them both (I ain’t just some love-sick fan-
they give me hope.