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

Friday, July 01, 2016

CRACKING UP (photo) & THAT OLD TORTURE (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


fantasy after tumultuous, yearning fantasy,
each trailed and sometimes rudely interrupted by
a condemning or self-pitying thought (or, though
rarely, by the soft touch of compassion or reason),
each laying down a convincing claim to reality,
to being "the way things are" (or at the very least
should be) ... being of two minds fearful of flying apart
at any given juncture doesn't say the half of it,
it's more like that old torture: a horse tied to each
of one's limbs then whipped up by the executioner
to run off in opposing directions, leaving nothing
behind but a pulsating hot mess

[non-dream free verse poem written 7-1-16. Photo "Cracking Up" (6-28-16 002v2a) 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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