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Friday, October 07, 2016

RAUCOUS ROOST (photomorph) & GOBBLERS ALL (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


these turkeys! these damnable
constantly gobbling and pooping turkeys!

they've taken up permanent residence
in my rafters, raining down their endless
noise and effluvium

and I can't chase them out with my own loud
and repeated "Shut the F--k Up!"
or "Go the Hell Away!"

even flinging my arms around like a manic
windmill does no good, these squatting birds
are unflappable, focused only on what comes
out of their beaks and bums

and they can't even be tempted to thump down
to follow the trail of sweet corn I lay out ever so
precisely to strand them deep in the back woods
where I can neither see nor hear nor
smell them

I'm becoming desperate enough to burn down
my own barn around me just to have peace,
to make an end to all this noise and stink
suffocating me day after day, hour after hour,
minute after minute,

this Greek chorus that would be quite comic
if it weren't driving me crazier
than I already am

[non-dream free verse poem written 10-7-16. Photomorph "Raucous Roost" (9-15-16 003v2a) 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), 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]
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