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

Monday, June 01, 2015

IT ALL COMES OUT IN THE WASH (photomorph) & THE STINK (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


the time of painful back up leading to
an explosive overflow is past,
this is the time of cleaning up

and that's not as simple as it may sound
for her entire bathroom -- floor to ceiling,
and wall to wall -- got heavily grimed
by the effluent's passage

but it's all up and out at last,
which was the harder challenge,
being the scariest part
of this seemingly endless transition

she's even begun
to wrestle with the doubt
if it's her mess to clean up at all,
as how much of that crap did she
actually create to begin with or was she
dumped on from before build up
all the way through to the blow

but whether the real culprit
has flown or is right here doing
all this avoidant ruminating,
matters little, as this is her bathroom,
in her home, and the clean up
still needs to be done

not to mention that shoveling out blame
will only add more to the stink
with which she's already having to cope

[free verse poem on a dream of 4-29-15, & written during my blog break in early May. In a way, posting this today is like wishful thinking. I.e., that my PMS (pre-moon syndrome) would be over already. The moon will finally be full tomorrow and I'll start feeling a bit better. (Well, at least somewhat less crazy.) BTW, last month's PMS contributed only a little to this dream. It was more deeply referencing inner issues that have been and are being stirred up by my weight loss/dietary changes. Actually, I've been meaning to mention that to refer to what I'm going through as weight loss is not accurate. Especially now that I've made exercise of equal importance. I'm really involved in a total life-style change. And not only at the physical level, but at the the emotional and so on. Photomorph "It All Comes Out in the Wash" (6-2-14 016v8) 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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