Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

WATCH YOUR STEP! (photomorph) & THE SOUTH ENDS OF TWO MAGNETS (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


they meet in front of a vending machine,
seemingly by accident, but given their cunning
and seductive personalities, it's highly unlikely

very much alike in both their dark hair and eyes
and magnetism, they immediately start to flirt
heavily with each other, their energies almost
visibly colliding like intense weather fronts

"like the south ends of two magnets" might
be more accurate, leaving one to wonder
what could possibly hold them together
long enough to engage in monkey-business

even as the younger, the female of this odd couple,
begins to feel the pressure from "too much alike"
while the male continues on in his self-
congratulatory way about how their intelligence
beats even their good looks

she backs away from him, thinking that he
and the others haven't seen anything yet,
if anyone believes they've seen trouble from him
just wait 'til she's fully developed and launched,

as if she were a silent heat seeking missile
it will always be over before they even know it

[free verse poem on a dream of 3-7-16. Phew! This is one of those multi-level dreams, that also manages to be both a recapitulation of the past and a warning about what's beginning. And all with respect to both outer and inner relationships. Also, at one level, here are the weak King and Evil Fairy of the Sleeping Beauty Fairy Tale I referenced in yesterday's post. BTW, I can't resist pointing out that vending machine in the first line. Leaving aside a host of associations, just it's reality as a costly food dispenser gave me quite a mordant chuckle when I recalled it -- given my food (call a spade a spade...) addiction. And, of course, that's just one of the threads that can be drawn all the way through the dream/poem. Photomorph "Watch Your Step!" (9-13-10 10047v2f) 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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