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Monday, June 15, 2015

ONE MAN'S TRASH... (photo) & CHANGE/LINGS (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


she figures her worn cracked staff
will just fit in her tall trash can,
but squatting at the curb where
the container always was is a neat
nest of smooth rocks blushing
faintly in the morning light

she glances up and down
the suburban street, the same situation
greets her worried gaze everywhere:
rocks left in front of homes like alien
changelings in place of their garbage cans

she supposes this should be no surprise,
after all, the rules of the game have frequently
been changed at one unseen bureaucrat's whim
or another, and often without a moment's
notice, but this is going too far

this time how and even if one disposes
of the broken or no longer wanted
is being imperiously and secretly messed with,
silent thievery in the night

she stands holding her cracked staff
as if she were both guarding and laying claim
to the territory of her front yard

the changes stop here

[free verse poem on a dream of 6-12-15. Yeah, and you can hold back the sea with a net! Ah, well, maybe I should write something focusing only on those rock piles. Though I don't mention it in the above poem, they vaguely resembled ancient circles like Stonehenge. Photo "One Man's Trash..." (5-27-15 009v2) 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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