A DREAM BASED HAIBUN: Response to One Single Impression Prompt of 7/19/08
THE HOOK UP
(a dream haibun)
I have cut my hair severely short and bleached it white blonde. I'm wearing bright red lip stick, high heels, a tight skirt, and a black and white striped blouse.
the handsome young man
clearly likes how I look
we hook up
Enjoying feeling so magnetic, I nevertheless explain that I completely change my look every few days. He is not deterred.
too good to be true
I worry my next overhaul
will turn him off
He takes me to a large dark and private back room of a classy restaurant. We have it to ourselves. We inch toward each other in the booth.
what we do here
stays here he says
I cry on his shoulder
The prompt for this week at ONE SINGLE IMPRESSION is “Rest.” The dream on which the above haibun is based is in large part about the yearning to come to rest with certain fears. So much so, that at the end I cry with relief, though that was a surprise within the dream and is probably also to any reader of this haibun. Given the set-up one would – as I did during the dream – expect a more specifically, um, shall I say, romantic ending. :-)
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[Image: a eucalyptus leaf that I cropped in the Paint program; from a gardening site]
‘til next time, keep dreaming,
**** [aka: Patricia Kelly] **** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”)****My other blogs: ROSWILA’S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL and ROSWILA’S TAIGA TAROT, and Yahoo DREAMJIN: Group for Dreamku – Haiku-Like Dream Poems ****