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Thursday, June 05, 2014

NO PASSAGE (photo art) & HELP! (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


hand after hand grabs onto her arms,
her legs, from behind, from beneath
no, no, what's going on here?
just let me go, let me flee
this long aisle and this huge market,
please, please, just leave
me be, she thinks

though she tries to yell for help
her throat stays as tightly closed
as any hermetically sealed meal
lying frozen in a back wall display

she tries again, only a whispery
"help" escapes, she fights again
and again to propel a clarion
"Help!" from her uncooperative
throat, even as she wonders vaguely
why she's so desperate to escape
the clutches of this place of wide
ranging nourishment

and what about that man
and the friendship he'd been offering
when her urge to flee and the grasping
hands appeared at the same
awful moment?

a piercing "Help!" finally bursts
from her mouth as she startles
awake out of this confusing dream
into a hazy morning, worried now
to the contrary that she'd yelled
loud enough to be heard

[free verse poem on a dream of 6-4-14. Photo "No Passage" (9-13-10 10047v2) 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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