Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

GET THE POINT YET? (photomorph) & THE BIG CHEW (dream narrative) by Roswila


my male companion
orders me again not to go off
and meet an urgent need of mine
but, also again, I read him as joking
... well, serious but not in a mean way,
more like he's still not very good
at making requests

as I hurry off anyway to take care
of myself, a woman friend comes
with me, clearly aghast at what she
calls the man's abuse and expressing
her concern for my ultimate well-being
if I continue to relate to him

she waits as I chew on a big realization:
has he been abusive all along and have I
been excusing him? my stomach flips
in that sudden sharp way it has: how much
else have I rationalized because I craved
company and attention?

[narrative on a dream of 10-31-16. Yeah, a nightmarish dream (though it was not an actual nightmare, I rarely have them) for Halloween night. And just in case the dream doesn't make it's point clear enough as written, the man in it was Bill Cosby. Photomorph "Get the Point Yet?" (10-20-16 020v3) 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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