Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Thursday, January 07, 2016

LAWN MOWER (photomorph) & AT THE MEETING (dream narrative) by Roswila


the folk for the meeting gather
on a spreading grassy field
surrounded by low trees,
white wood chairs set up
in a large circle at the center

a therapist of some sort or other
watches as an aging couple
settles into chairs side by side

she picks at him and flirts
with other men, while he,
gentle and mildly mentally
handicapped, accepts her
abuse as unremarkable

the therapist clearly would like
the man to learn to stand up
to the woman and makes subtle
comments to encourage him to do so

the expression "comes the dawn"
would be appropriate for the look
on the man's face when he
finally gets the therapist's gist

he softly but firmly tells her off,
but his sunny smile and the pride
that had begun to radiate from it,
fade quickly when no one in the group
cares to step up to become his new
companion, the therapist the first
to stop paying any attention
to him at all

he sits on the hard chair, long after
the meeting is over, lost and alone
and deeply sad, already
missing the woman's energy
and, yes, even her way of always
telling him how and what to do
and not to get it wrong for a change

it seems that loneliness may do
as much damage as abuse

[narrative on a dream of 1-6-16. Photomorph "Lawn Mower" (3-31-15 016v4) 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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