Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Thursday, January 14, 2016

NOTHING LEFT (photomorph) & BACK TO ASKING QUESTIONS (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


why's she so angry at...
ok, call a spade, a spade...
hurt by that old man

he obviously needed the help, and she?
she just as obviously needed to be helpful
seems to be a fair exchange, no ... yes?

but it rankles, it does, it does, no matter how she tries
to convince herself she doesn't need acknowledgment

or isn't feeling like the total fool to find out
he's now receiving the assistance he'd applied for
and never bothered to tell her about

nothing like being tossed aside
like an empty water bottle,
a bit of pollution rattling down
the sidewalk, a useless shell

[free verse poem on a dream of 1-13-16 (posted 1-14-16). Lest this be read as being about a particular person, let me say it's not. As I've thought about this dream while writing the poem it became clear it's a composite of (blush) too many (women and men, family and friends), going back decades. Ultimately, I think the dream came as a warning. I.e., that I'm vulnerable to a repeat right now.]

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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