Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

CLOSE TO THE HEART (photomorph) & MIDNIGHT FORENSICS (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


that woman, the brilliant forensic
anthropology expert who resembles
my many decades deceased mother,
holds a dangerous secret

and a treacherous man's chasing her
to obtain it, though how he can
even know he wants it (I muse,
watching all this from a window)
I don't understand, given how
close to the chest she holds it
(literally, against her full breasts,
like the head of a very young infant)

then she picks up a similar sized
object from the shadows, and I
(trying to follow what she might
be planning) assume she wants
to leave a red herring for him
to pick up and be deceived by

and that's exactly what she does,
but so quickly I don't know if she
switched secret and red herring or not,
I can only see her drop one of them
to the tile floor of the courtyard,
she and whatever it is that falls
silhouetted in the colorless moonlight

and much like in "The Lady or The Tiger"
(I somberly think) one cannot know
which would be the better, or the worse,
for him to come face to face with
in this midnight arena,
her deep secret, or what's fishy

[free verse poem on a dream of 1-12-16. Photomorph "Close to the Heart" (12-8-15 010v4a) 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 other blogs: ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.


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