Not Without Thelma
by Carolin Messier
Resilience is over-rated,
hope and courage are as well.
They’re my strengths, I’ve been told
but sometimes I’d rather trade them in
for a vintage pink convertible
and drive off, into the sunset
and over the canyon’s edge
á la Thelma and Louise.
According to the New York Times
that was a buddy film
full of thrilling, life-affirming energy.
The reviewer praised director Scott
for its exuberant comedy.
Did the critic leave before the final scene?
Or did she think that suicide
if done in pairs, a happy ending made?