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

Thursday, March 03, 2016

WATCH YOUR STEP (photo) & ON MY PLATE (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


a gift or a curse? skidding
and wobbling into my 73d year
I stumble upon that half
of our species called The Male

yeah, I'd thought I'd left them all behind
in my rush to retire from that crazy-
making intra-species business ...
hey, I'd retired from just about everything
else anyway so why not men also?

and here they are once again popping up ...
you know, like that silly arcade game
"Whac-a-mole"? quick, bop 'em on
their dear little heads before they spread
and undermine my comfortable
late life denial

yikes! there's another mole, uh, rather
male, better watch my step or I'll turn
an arthritic ankle, or worse make full
female display with dilated pupils
and flushing cheeks

what a pickle! but I suppose I could simply
stop kvetching and choose to be grateful
that I'm still around to play
this dizzying but delightful old game

[non-dream free verse poem written 3-2-16 (revised 5-29-16). Photo "Watch Your Step" (10-5-15 011v2) 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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