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Friday, May 02, 2014

THE EMPTINESS (photo art) & THEIR BUSINESS (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


their business now? they seek
out dogs to train to be gentle,
obedient companions

she proudly puts two small
high energy mutts through their paces
in the workout cage, the air laden
with her unexpressed expectation
that I'll now return to the fold

but it's too late for that, my physical
wounds may be healed, the scars
like little dollops of silver, however
that biter should never have been
allowed to stay back then

and failing an admission to me now
of their culpability back then
a simple acknowledgment
that I was wounded could go
a long way toward healing
the deeper bites

yet this will only come to pass
when life on this planet ceases
and I'm stuck here now watching
pride and denial dance with dogs
I can never trust

maybe I'd do better to put my neck
between a raw recruit's glaring teeth
and let it snap away

[free verse poem on a dream of 5-1-14. Photo art "The Emptiness" (8-26-10 10011ev2) by Roswila]


PLEASE NOTE: in most browsers you can click on the above image for a larger version. Also, the photo accompanying a post is not necessarily meant to illustrate it, but to reflect some small, even slant aspect of the verse, similar to Japanese haiga (illustrated haiku).

There are many other sorts of posts on this blog. I indicate which are about or influenced by dreams. Some non dream focused posts are book reviews, "regular" poems (some by other writers, as the above is), scifaiku, writing exercises, Tarot haiku, photos, haiga, and so on. However, most of those are in much older posts. There's a listing by month going back to early 2006, at the end of the sidebar.

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until next time, keep dreaming,

[a/k/a 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”). Roswila's connections & other blogs: Charter Member of the United Haiku and Tanka Society (UHTS); ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; and TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.


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