Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Thursday, June 18, 2015

MAKING EXTENSIONS (photomorph) & THE LONG BREAK (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


the attraction between the man and me
is undeniable, though until now we've
maintained a distance as office romances
too often have negative fall out

but some things have a life of their own
and once we start talking at length
a connection grows like a delicate, pale
green vine, winding around the attraction,
our extensions overlapping
in a commonality

just as we start setting a date to meet
for dinner my desk phone rings,
it's my close friend, her tone betraying
how much she really needs to talk to me

I reluctantly say "Excuse me a moment"
to the man and listen to my friend:
her sister's condition has worsened
and just getting an ambulance
to take her to the hospital
has them tied up in endless red tape

I'm more deeply sympathetic then she can know
but also beginning to worry that I'd better
get back to work, between flirtation
and sympathy I've been on an awfully long break

I explain this to both the man and my friend
but as I hang up and turn away to start
on the pile of work in my IN BOX, I wonder
sardonically which is the greater cop out:

to nip a risky romance in the bud,
or to skirt around a caring
that hits too close to home

[free verse poem on a dream of 6-12-15. Photomorph "Making Extensions" (3-27-10 8679v9) 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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