Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Sunday, January 11, 2015

WITHDRAWAL (photomorph) & RUNNING WITH A NEW GANG (dream narrative) by Roswila


she's never let him have it both barrels before,
and since she's leaving this ersatz family anyway,
she might as well go with a clear conscience

but, as she'd sadly anticipated, his life-threatening
denial holds, not a flinch, not a hint in his eyes
that anything of her love-fueled tirade is getting
through, much less meaning something
to him, her only brother

even as he keeps trying to step around her verbal
barrage as if he's headed someplace far behind
her, she stands firm: he may deny it all, but he'll
have to hear her out this one time

for she's already begun to run with a new gang,
folk with a wide variety of vehicles they manage
to pace to each other, who call and respond,
back and forth openly as they roam
the wild and winding back roads

and this is her last ditch attempt to say
her piece, and maybe share a meaningful
good-bye, before leaving him
to the all consuming dust

[narrative on a dream of 1-10-15. BTW, it was my deceased brother in the dream. But he represents many more people than that, rolled into one intense and sad image. Photomorph "Withdrawal" (12-2-14 028v8) 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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