THE LOOM (photo) & THE ROACH-RAT (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila
what's this oddness I sense,
and what's that tugging at the end
of the stick I use
to poke around the flokati*
rug on the bathroom floor
yikes! I've caught a rat!
no, a rather huge, sort of roach-rat,
on the stick's far end
I don't even want this much connection
to it, though I curb the urge to shake it off
"Shake it off," I think,
"And it'll be loose again to run wild
and wind up who knows
where in my home ... eeewww!" ...
what to do ... I grab the roach spray,
and drench it totally ...
when it scurries away dripping with
and reeking of poison
I proceed to wet the entire white carpet
with the spray, emptying the can,
so if the roach-rat
somehow survives its own soaking it
will be repelled by the sprayed rug
a wee bit calmer, I finally take the time to wonder
just what it was, what manner of creature,
and where it came from, my curiosity
arriving too late to the rescue
[mixed format poem on a dream of 8-27-16. *Flokati: Greek woven woolen rug with a thick loose pile. This poem started as a tanka series but wound up free verse near the end. (I took out the line breaks between the tankas once the end appeared in free verse form.) Photo "The Loom" (7-18-16 014v2) 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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