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Monday, November 14, 2016

GARBLED (photomorph) & GOING FOR IT (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


it's time to let her
try to sing the part in the play
even though it's clear
she doesn't really know the lyrics
and the tunes are still strange to her

I know this part all too well, myself,
tunes, words, character motivation,

all would be accurately and movingly conveyed
by me, but he wants to give her the opportunity

and so she tries, getting more agonizingly sad
each time she has to start a song one more time

refusing to stop
so that it becomes almost like
watching a train wreck
over and over, or a wound that stays
resistant to treatment of any kind

as I watch him watch her it becomes obvious
he now wants her to have the role out of pity

he clearly can't bear the thought of further
hurting her by denying her what she wants

whether she's done it consciously or not, I think,
she's gone for what she desires by hurting herself

[mix of tanka and two-liners on a dream of 11-13-16. Yikes! I sure didn't like this one when I recalled it. A sort of odd form of munchausen by proxy. I've had the thought before, but now having had this dream I need to give it very serious consideration. Photomorph "Garbled" (4-08a-15 031v2k) 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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