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Friday, December 23, 2016

AFTER THE FLOOD (photomorph) & FACE TO FACE (dream based prose poem) by Roswila


it seems quite appropriate
that the bathroom stall she chose
to go into in this large theatre's
Ladies Room, is also very large

its relative scope, though,
can't beat that of the river of urine
pouring out of her so forcefully and in
such a rapid rush she has to scramble
way back almost on to the toilet
tank to keep it from missing
the bowl and flooding the floor

yeah, she thinks, as she recalls
other peeing dreams she's had,
and the stream keeps raging,
"I'm royally pissed off, aren't I?
This is the Granddaddy of all
p.o.'d images!" and she adjusts
her back and butt against
the toilet tank and seat to re-aim
the wandering, still rapid flow

she's astounded and not a little bit
disturbed when it suddenly hits her
that this must be what's been underneath
all those tears that have been drowning
her for months now: a torrent
of barely manageable anger

as the urine stream drips to a stop
she sighs, "Ah well, time to wipe up
and face the anger without its dream face,
or masking tears," she thinks

it's about time she take it on, no matter
how the face to face meeting may shake up
her already wobbling self-image

[prose poem on a dream of 12-22-16. Lucidity (knowing one is dreaming, as one is dreaming) threaded throughout this dream. I.e., I have had many peeing dreams over the years and have thought of them as signaling anger -- based on that expression "pissed off." Photomorph "After the Flood" (12-15-16 021v2b) 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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