Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Saturday, March 26, 2016

SO MANY CHANGES (photo) & AIDING & ABEDDING (on a dream) by Roswila


maybe reading her new, experimental short-
short-story (that took much courage to write,
much less to think of sharing), will get
the audience's attention for a change
(her usual poetry is, after all, somewhat
of an acquired taste)

but even as she stumbles (not common
for her as she always focuses and enunciates
carefully hoping to increase the chances
of being comprehended) she realizes
with a sickening lurch in her stomach
that no one's listening, not even
to her new, straightforward story
in its unembellished prose

stopping in mid-sentence she says
(and this they listen to)
I can't go on, I'm feeling ill

when she gets back to the comforting sick bed
that she'd forced herself to leave in order
to read her story to them, she finds a woman
from the audience has turned down the covers
and is holding out her nightgown to her

unbelievable! well, not really, she thinks,
similar scenarios have played out many
times before, but now she finally understands:

changing is so hard not just because she resists it,
but also because others in her life counteract it,
overtly or covertly encouraging her status quo
(no matter what they give lip service to, one's
supposed to remain, above all, predictable)

she slips sadly back into her sick bed
it's a rare person who's able to see and accept
another's hard won changes, much less
be willing to adjust their own trajectories
in the face of revisions to the plot
that they'd not expected

[on a dream of 3-25-16. Photo "So Many Changes" (5-24-15 009v2) 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 blog (dedicated to her photos only, i.e. no poetry or other writing; daily post)


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