Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

THREE WISHES (photomorph) & INCUBUS (free verse poem tangential to a dream) by Roswila


the genie's out of the bottle now,
it's too late to stuff him back
and toss him into the sea

and even if I could, why bother?
the two wishes he's already granted
cannot be reversed ... hm, maybe
that's how I should use the one wish
I have left: that this second wish
that tortures me with the unforeseen way
it was fulfilled should just vanish,
returning my life to where it was
before I wished it

no, no, any wish at all's a terrifying
proposition when the result of the last
one possesses me like a demon lover,
visiting me day and night, leaving me
exhausted and even more lonely
only to promptly rebound,
an incubus stirred up from the silt
deposited by the imaginings
and projections that rush
through me in such hot floods

yes, it definitely behooves me now
(that is, if my brain hasn't been melted
down by all this bottled up passion)
to keep that old expression in mind
like a flashing neon sign:
be careful what you wish for,
you just might get it

[free verse poem tangential to a dream of 4-30-16. Photomorph "Three Wishes" (4-21-16 022v3h) 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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