BASKING (photo) & ONE KITCHEN/TWO DIFFERENT "I Love You's" (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila
ONE KITCHEN/TWO DIFFERENT "I Love You's"
it's house cleaning day
and I make a mild effort at
some kitchen clean up,
chatting with my adopted mother
while I sponge lazily at the fridge
as usual, she gives me more credit for my work
than I actually deserve and I don't correct her,
as it feels too good to stand in the sun
of her approval, and then she simply says:
"I love you," for no reason that I can discern
or would believe if I could
Johnny's* my lover
and I again wonder why I
keep sleeping with him,
as he's not monogamous and said
to have an abusive streak
but as the old song
"What's the Use of Won'drin'?"** plays
on the radio,
I go on with our talk, he hovering closely
behind me, looking over my shoulder
he comments that this kitchen may get crowded soon
since he's invited another woman friend to use it
she needs the utensils and space to core and pack fruit...
all this breathed hotly into my ear as I wash dishes
and when he adds "I love you ... and you know you love me"
I have to admit to myself that I'm nourished by this knowing
[a mix of tanka and two-liners on two dreams of 9-30-16. *This was the actor, Johnny Depp. **YouTube version of the song ""What's the Use of Won'drin'?" from Carousel. Photo "Basking" (9-21-16 028v2) 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), 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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