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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

CIRCLE DANCE (photomorph) & THE LAST DANCE (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


they seem a rather handsome, romantic couple,
unlike many of the characters they've played
over the years in film and T.V.: he, most known
for a role as a foul-mouthed child abuser,
and she, as a stalker and kidnapper

they curl up together on the empty dance floor
on which they had just rehearsed a variety of dances;
as she pulls a blanket up over them he comments
in a joking manner that betrays its serious underpinning,
that she almost tripped him up during their last dance

she presses her hot body closer to him hoping to keep
him off balance as she has a new goal in mind,
and asks him to bring her into his larger life, that this
cavernous old dance hall no longer suffices, and she
wants out into a life beyond all this circling on a slick
wooden floor with no other dancers and only
canned music to provide the guiding beat

a whiff of danger rises when he looks directly
into her obsidian eyes; she holds her breath, well
aware she'd slammed into his boundaries
with her request and that the wall as it cracks
and falls could bury their affair altogether

and yet, and yet, to be out in the open
even without him, in the daylight or night and by
her own choice, well, that would have to be
a heaven more than worth the risk,
and who knows what other roles she might
find out there to fill

her breathing starts to slow as she waits for his response,
her deceptive calm giving the abyss of her black eyes
a mirror-like shine, in which he sees his face:
what else does he really need, he thinks,
but this clear view of himself, and so he teeters
on the slippery edge of giving her
exactly what she wants

[free verse poem on a dream of 11-27-16. Photomorph "Circle Dance" (6-12-16 001v2f) 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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