NO CHANGELINGS ALLOWED (photo) & THE CHANGELINGS (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila
it's probably just as well I don't know
if or when I might sight you
and find myself high like this
on a rush of dopamine,**
or I'd plan my day around even
these brief sightings and their
resultant surges that heat me all over:
It's you! Yes!! It's you!
despite the let down, slow but inevitable,
as other brain chemicals reclaim
their channels, ultimately usurping
the dopamine rush with a melange
of loss and despair,
these all too familiar changelings
[non-dream free verse poem written 7-13-16. *A child, or sometimes dying fairy, believed to have been secretly substituted by the fairies for the parents' real child in infancy. **"...dopamine neurons [in the brain] become activated when something good happens unexpectedly." Also known colloquially as "that kick ass chemical in the brain that makes you feel and do happy things." Or more accurately put, we can be enticed (consciously and otherwise) into seeking its rush by doing things we've found may release it. Photo "No Changelings Allowed" (4-21-16 003v2a) by Roswila]
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.
[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
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