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

Friday, March 11, 2016

PERCEPTION (photomorph) & LIGHTNING STRIKE (prose dream poem) by Roswila


the woman I'd thought would be the kind
of friend I've missed having, who turned
out to be the "same old, same old"
disconnect, agrees with me about Florida

how although it resembles our California
landscape at times, there's just something
quite "off" about it, and I think sadly
to myself that this just about describes
our near miss friendship

we go on, getting more specific about
the "offness" ... the trees are not only
rather scruffy looking but they're mostly
like northeastern trees, far fewer palms
stir the lazy sky with their variety
of fronds, and the roads don't so much
roll on in Florida as move in awkward
fits and starts and sudden right angle
turns, and, oh, don't forget the yawning
sink holes

I miss what she says next as I wonder
why this state of my birth and first five years
is even under discussion, I've not been there
in many years and will never go back again,
California's my home and stomping grounds
'til the bloody end

and out of nowhere a question cleaves
my maundering like a lightning strike:
have I ever really succeeded in leaving Florida
behind, or does its divergent views, sudden
turns and sink holes filter everything I see,
including this woman next to me,
casting a distorting light on it all

[prose poem on a dream of 3-10-16. Photomorph "Perception" (12-8-15 002v4c) 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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