Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

COINAGE (photomorph) & THE LAST RAW ONION (prose dream poem) by Roswila


There came a time when all she could think to do
to save the two young sons she still had living
was to run, and so she did ...

even had she known she'd wind up in the desert
eating only the onions that (thankfully) grow here
she'd still have gone on the run

her sons huddle around her as she reassures
them her tears come only from the onion
she's eating (a small lie, but sometimes better
than a big painful truth)

she goes on to explain they're headed for Mexico
where she can freely spend from her purse
of gold doubloons for shelter and food
(that she'd thought to steal from the house
of horrors when they'd escaped)

it not occurring to her in the rush and heat
of escape that doubloons would be traceable,
standing out distinctly from paper money
and silver coins

and so across the border they will go, where
the form lucre takes varies almost as much
as the person laying it out, therefore,
not traceable to the spender

she takes another bite of (hopefully)
the last raw desert onion she'll have to eat,
vowing yet again that they will not take
anymore of her children from her,
and prepares herself to start the long trek
to the border through the cool of the night

her resilient, dark haired sons
chase each other laughing lightly
under a soft sunset, while saguaro cacti
thrust their silhouetted arms to the sky
as if in silent celebration

[prose poem (?) on a dream of 3-8-16. Photomorph "Coinage" (4-15-14 020v2b) 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



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