Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

SKY HUNGER (photo) & THE SHOPPING TRIP (dream narrative) by Roswila


all she wanted was to buy a few, select
healing herbs that used to be sold here

but all she finds in this mall-like basement space
are things she can't have, like that devilishly enticing
junk food (the exact opposite of healing and natural)

or the bottle of rose cologne she's holding in her hand
but will return to the shelf on the way out (too many
folk where she lives are allergic to perfumey scents,
no matter she really desires this particular one)

or the intriguing sisal rug offer in which she'd create
the design and they would replicate it in the weave
(too expensive at $60 an hour, and she doesn't need
another cover that will only trip her up,
no matter it's uniqueness)

maybe it's time to stop searching, it's all too clear
the healing herbs she seeks aren't available here now,
and all she's doing as she wanders, refusing to give up
even as her arthritic knees begin to ache, is agitating
appetite after appetite that's better not met

and maybe that's the healing to be found
in this frustrating trip: an affirmation
that despite what she craves, she will no longer
satisfy hungers that ultimately cost too much

[narrative on a dream of 5-10-16. Photo "Sky Hunger" (4-21-16 014v3a) 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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