Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Thursday, September 24, 2015

DANCING INTO THE GAP (photomorph) & THE GAP (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


the tall detective
almost literally pins me to
the wall with questions
it seems my brother's been dealing
in illegal substances

"Maybe a kilo..."
he says, and they think he's headed
for Hawaii, where his
platonic girlfriend hails from,
hoping to mooch off her family

none of this surprises me, though I remind
myself that he's not been convicted yet

and that the gap between what's said about someone
and what they've really done can be wider than the Pacific

[two tanka with two two-liners on a dream of 9-21-15. This was my deceased brother. I had no awareness of his death in the dream. He was just my brother, alive. I will do more thinking on why my dreaming mind chose him as the image through which to look at the sticky ball of wax made of assumptions, misperceptions, accusations, and gossip. Photomorph "Dancing Into the Gap" (8-24-15 013v2a) by Roswila; one of those pix that looks better larger, just click on the image if you're interested]

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; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.


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