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

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

LOSING FACE (photomorph) & PUTTING ON A BAD FACE (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


he's said to be a serial murderer
but somehow I doubt he's anywhere
nearly as bad as his reputation

but, as usual with scuttlebutt,
it's determined how he's treated
and what's expected of him (that's
his face on that wanted poster)

over the years (it's certainly
no mystery why) he's grown
to believe what others say of him,
now he sits there, his broken leg up
in a cast and radiating a forced,
sere pride even after being arrested

yeah, I get it, make lemonade out
of lemons, even if they're poison
and, speaking of which, that knife
he just drew out of nowhere
is dripping venom that sizzles
when he draws it in one lengthy
stroke up the cast, as the cop
lunges to stop him

oh, come on, what does anyone
else, authority or otherwise,
care what he does (even if he offs
himself) they've already had
a kangaroo trial and found
him guilty, with the foregone
conclusion that he'll be sentenced
to execution

why not just let him go out
in his own time and way:
putting on a bad face

[free verse poem on a dream of 3-14-17. Photomorph "Losing Face" (8-14-14 005v12b) 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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