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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

THE QUICK AND THE DEAD (photo) & ON THE HOPE FOR A REQUITED LOVE (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


one might well wonder why she won't
simply release her strangle hold
on this racing hope with its flip side
that tramples all over her

does she cling sensing that her deeper, essential
emptiness will take over again if she lets go

somehow sure that anything, even this hopeful,
nauseating ride, is better than that ancient
vacuum, that galactic absence that always
crouches at her back

and so she holds on to this ersatz sense of fullness,
this stubborn, invigorating hope that alternates
like a pulse with its own dashing

even this bipolar rocket rise and torpedo crash
is better than being frozen to the bone,
as if blown from the airlock by fate or some
archaic sin, into a deep space vacuum
to twist and fall silently through the dark
between insensible stars, abandoned
and forgotten

[non-dream free verse poem written 10-11-16. Photo "The Quick and the Dead" (9-19-14 001v2) 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]
**** 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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