Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

ENJOYING THE CHASE (photomorph) & THE COMPONENTS OF A LIFE (dream piece) by Roswila


first, she gives it a big try
but can't seem to help the young
man understand how to put
his new cell phone together

of course, it's a cutting edge phone,
printed by a copier, and the layers
aren't even in proper order yet,
just cell phone shaped and sized,
flat plastic sheets (and where the blazes
is the front layer of the phone
where all the apps should be?)

then before she can even give him
a few hints (there's the front of the phone,
squashed in the middle of the muddle,
no, that's not it) her questionable new
woman friend starts chasing
mice around again

yeah, they're germy but, hell, so are we
(ever hear how many germs live
in our mouths?) yet she knows they can't
be allowed to set up a nest in her
friend's room, so between the two of them
swinging manic brooms they dispense with the mice

how frustrating! and this is only the start of the day ...
and what was it she was yearning for when she woke?

lost, like the front app layer of that cell phone,
buried beneath the mysterious components of a life

[on a dream of 5-24-16. And, yes, I did dream I'd woken up (that's called a "false awakening"), as referenced in those two next to the last lines. However, the thought in the final two lines was added as I drafted this piece this morning; i.e., I did not dream that simile, just the lostness. Photomorph "Enjoying the Chase" (3-31-25 016v4e) 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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