Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

SEE ALSO: TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT (photos, realistic to abstract)

Saturday, December 06, 2014

NO WAY OUT (photo) & ON THE LINE (dream narrative) by Roswila


everyone's up in my business!
don't they get that if they just
leave me and this young bank teller be
I'll be off the line and out of their ways
that much faster?

I've already taken responsibility
for leaving my checks where they
could be pilfered and I won't bore anyone
with the tale of what I went through with
that sugar-won't-melt-in-her-mouth thief
(I never did get all the checks back)

and that mullet-wearing guy
toward the back of the line?
sure he's obstreperous, obnoxious even,
but everyone trying to convince him
(no matter how charmingly) to give up that
old-fashioned hair style won't cut short
his endless nonsensical defense

and this bank guard? he's the worst
of the lot! Mr. Understanding, explaining
endlessly how he used to have a mullet,
too, and that cutting it changed his life,
especially how his family viewed him

Ack! what business is it of any of these folk
how I and anyone else manage
our affairs and, quite frankly,
I've always liked long hair on men
(in fashion or not) but I don't go around
obstructing progress, expressing my opinion
in a saccharin stage whisper and tedious detail

hey, things are complicated enough for me
a little patience, not to mention quiet,
as I work through all that I have on the line
right now, would be very helpful

however I know I'm only spitting
into the wind with that wish

there are just too many different ways
any one situation is perceived by folk
(much less understood) and each generates
its peculiar imperative

[narrative on a dream of 12-4-14. Yes, this is about objective busybodies. However, more importantly, it's about my own way too busy, endlessly opinionated mind. I'm brought back to that expression "Don't believe everything you think." Photo "No Way Out" (12-2-14 007v4) 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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