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Sunday, January 18, 2015

NOT A SEAT IN SIGHT (photo) & ON TAKING CARE OF ONE'S OWN BUSINESS (dream narrative trio) by Roswila


dream one:

my brother's back, hanging around that bathroom
he just about died in, and I know he's gone
right back to the life style that made
him that ill to begin with;
I start to get angry with his live-in woman,
then recall: he's a grown man and no one
can make him do anything, anymore than
anyone has ever been able to make me;
and stewing in silent anger or haranguing
in an attempt to change things,
will only lead to the same place as always:
frustration for all concerned
and, worse, estrangement

dream two:

a young slim dark haired woman and a bossy man
are spy-buddies; the person they've been assigned
to tail becomes vaguely aware of them
which threatens the effectiveness
of their mission; the paired spies head for
a small bathroom to hide because their target's
started following them; they rush
into it, her partner-in-spying ordering
the woman to pull down her underpants and sit
on the toilet; he's certain their target's going
to come in; the target enters and on seeing
her sitting there apparently doing her own
business he hauls up short; but from
the look on his face it's clear the target's
thinking that taking a dump isn't always
what it appears to be.

dream three:

she sits on an old fashioned chamber pot
waiting for nature to take its course;
the long wood porch she's on overlooks
the animal preserve of the village;
a cordial acquaintance waves hello
from a distance, on his way to check out
the new baby in the gorilla family;
she waves in response and before
she can get back to wool gathering,
he returns breathlessly saying
that she should hurry over to the gorillas
"toot sweet," that she simply does not want
to miss the fun going on right now! she
thanks him, laughing, then adds
"... but some things just can't be rushed."

[dream narrative on three dreams from 1-16-15. These three are connected by the bathroom theme which is significant in itself and is reflected in an idiomatic reading of the title. They also each address the issue of telling others what to do. However, they are each otherwise somewhat different in their focus, falling very generally into past, present, and future. I just had the thought these could be boiled down to the question "How does one connect with others (and even one's self) when there's all this crap to deal with?" Though ultimately, I'm left with a hopeful feeling at the end of the last dream. Also, as mentioned here in many earlier posts, my brother died a year ago. (He took a horrendous fall in the shower due to cardiac arrest.) Photo "Not A Seat In Sight" (12-20-14 010v2) 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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