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Friday, October 09, 2015

ASHES (photomorph) & SNOOZE FACTOR (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


first, a caveat: I arrived with flames
whooshing from my brain, so it's entirely
possible my expectations were too high

but still, what an impossibly boring
meeting! each one of us women coping
with it differently, most denying
the intense snooze factor all together

for example, one tall, heavy woman
avoids acknowledging the stultifying
atmosphere by constantly worrying
about her looks: although quite pretty
she's convinced she's ugly

and the woman next to her picks up
the theme, giving it a turn,
certain that her ethnicity
puts everyone off when in truth
most are drawn to her colorful
differences, while on the other side
of the room a theme of handicaps
spreads, like gossip minus titillation

the mix of boredom and denial that fills
the huge room has long since smothered
the flames in my head, and in order to maintain
any liveliness at all I start scooting around
the crowded meeting room with my walker

but I use it like an old geezer's skateboard,
kneeling on the seat with my left leg,
shoving off with my right,
and making motorcycle noises
with my lips as I steer it deftly down
the aisles and between wandering women

at last! something that genuinely engages me
and even many of the other gals who laugh
raucously as I roll on by ... yikes! my knees
will not be happy tomorrow, but it's
worth it to lift the suffocating mix
of boredom and denial, if only for a little while

[free verse poem on a dream of 10-7-15. LOL! Think maybe my dream world is advising me to lighten up? To bring a sense of humor to things more often? To exercise, in whatever way I can, no matter how limited? And those questions only top the list this dream offers me to examine. BTW, this is the second time in a few days I've dreamed about using a walker. I do have one, but use it only to haul heavy things. Such as laundry and cartons I have to pick up from the front office. Though I have used it a couple of times in years past when an arthritic knee or foot joint was made even more painful by an injury. Photomorph "Ashes" (9-22-15 023v7) 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; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.


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