AT HER FEET (photo) & TO THE FUTURE (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila
TO THE FUTURE
what a procedure
to move all of us old folk,
kit and kaboodle,
to new (hopefully) better
I get off the bus
in the first wave of anxious
and stand by the front exit
waiting to reclaim my baggage
then I see that at my feet is a big carton
of my things, largely old files and notes
how did that get there? I don't recall
bringing it with me on the journey
and most of all, what's with the folder
lying on top of it that's from him?
a folder of instructions, nay, disguised
demands that I do this or that to my art
as I stand there, not knowing if I'm more perplexed
or pissed, silver ware clatters from his folder
mostly serving spoons, old, tarnished, and oversized ...
well, it serves me right for bringing him along
even if unconsciously, for what we harbor
unknowingly weighs us down nevertheless
time to lighten up
and drop even my own demands
I toss the full carton in a trash can
and turn my face to the future
[tanka and two-liners on a dream of 9-11-15. Photo "At Her Feet" (4-21-13 12567ev2) by Roswila]
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.
[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
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