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

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

LOOKING FOR LAVENDER (photomorph) & PROGRESSIVE THRIFT (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


as if things weren't already cheap enough,
our neighborhood Progressive Thrift Store (you know,
like those old dinners, housed course by course
in a different home?) is offering everything
"FOR FREE" tonight, and for tonight only

but viewing all the wares, tawdry or lightly used
and some even new, in all the different houses, only
makes me very sleepy, and I doze off on a bed
thinking free is not much cheaper
than what we've picked up over the years
from the store's card tables and over-turned cartons

I wake up suddenly to find my friend crowing about
a round box of "fairy dust" (glittered dusting powder,
give me a break) she'd found in a corner pile,
and I recall the lavender "fairy dust"
I'd once happily bought, briefly envying
the joyous enthusiasm I see in her smiling face

even though I know now no matter what we buy,
or even stumble upon for free, there's always
a hidden cost that's ultimately too high

[free verse poem on a dream of 1-19-16. Remember "progressive dinners" that were popular many years ago? Photomorph "Looking for Lavender" (10-6-16 10027ev2) 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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