Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

"THEY MELT IN YOUR MOUTH..." (photomorph) & THERE'S NO WAY (dream narrative) by Roswila


there's no way this show's ready to go on,
under-rehearsed and with that young,
newbie director at the helm, and so
I quit the cast, though I do wish I
were better able to tolerate the anxiety
all this generates and therefore stay

there's also no way I can haul out these
huge bags of trash at this point, I've neither
the time nor the energy and my arthritic
knees are acting up terribly, and so I crowd
the bags into a dresser's bottom drawer,
thinking to drag them one by one
to the distant garbage bins later

and there's no way I can (much less should)
finish this humongous bag of M&M's
right now, even though I want to very much;
maybe I'll store them with the trash,
but, no, they'll get contaminated there,
and so I'll have to hold their temptation
as I struggle with what to do about them

but since there's no dress rehearsal for life,
and there's no getting rid of garbage without
painful effort, and there's no way
to safely hold on to what's not good for you
to begin with, then

why am I so hot and bothered? none of this
can be changed and my upset only makes
an irresistible craving for more of sugar's
numbing all the more likely

[narrative on a dream of 8-15-16. Photomorph "They Melt In Your Mouth..." (6-12-16 001v2c) 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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