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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

CAMOUFLAGING THE GAPS (photomorph) and AN OPEN & SHUT CASE (free verse non-dream poem) by Roswila


She had the look, not of someone
who had no apertures, reflective
or impervious, but of one whose
many openings were stuffed.

As if on finding herself in public
of a sudden, she had seized upon
appropriately shaped objects
in the room.

And was now busily stuffing
a well-polished dinner table
into the gaping wound over her heart,
a store bought braided rug into her stomach,
and various and sundry ashtrays
and knick-knacks into the seemingly random
pock marks along her arms and cheeks.

[free verse non-dream poem written in the mid-1980's, recently reformatted and ever so slightly tweaked. This is actually one in a series I call "Snap Shots," and was posted as part of that group years ago. This particular "snap shot" is about hunger and anxiety of all kinds. Which is exactly why I'm drawn to re-post it today. I'm having a devil of a time with hungers of all kinds, but especially for food (more accurately, M&Ms). And, come to think of it, also with anxiety, which often underlies my most problematic food hunger. Photomorph "Camouflaging the Gaps" 5-10-13 12650v5) 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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