Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

WINTER GARDEN (photomorph) & KILLER SHOES (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


he shows me a small white box
saying "Here's that collection of mine
that I told you about of a pair of shoes
worn by each of the murderers
in the past several years in this city"

not surprisingly, it's in a shoe box,
but the number of pairs stashed
in it, one on top of the other,
appears impossibly endless

as endless as their variety of styles,
colors, and sizes that boggle
my mind as he lifts each pair out
in turn to show me the pair beneath

many are slippers as if the killers
attacked at night under a compulsion
so sudden there'd been no stopping
to change into street shoes

he comes to a patchwork pair,
its colors bleeding into each other
(too much helter skelter running
away through puddles, I think)

he pauses over them mumbling
"And here's the only second pair
I have for a murderer, yes,
the one who wore them killed twice
and is still on the loose, as all
the shoe wearers are, albeit barefoot
now in this rainy frigid winter"

he stacks his odd collection back
in the seemingly bottomless shoe box
and puts the lid on, as I note
the neatly hand printed label:

(these are not the murderers, I think,
making the sad joke to myself,
and go on to wonder silently why
he's so proud of hoarding these empty
reminders of killings from which
the perpetrators simply walked away)

[free verse poem on a dream of 12-29-15. There's much more to this dream than a prodromal message. But that message from my body is there: I wore shoes yesterday that I usually find uncomfortable. Though they weren't consciously painful, I did wake up this morning with awful pain in my arthritic left ankle and right knee. Killer shoes, indeed! (smile) Photomorph "Winter Garden" (7-6-09 33763v5) 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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