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Thursday, January 26, 2017

PURPLE ON HER MIND (photomorph) & THE EXCLUDED BODY (dream narrative) by Roswila


she wants a long hug for her birthday as it will help
heal the breach in our friendship, and so I stand
just right for a meeting up, and in a place where
we won't be in anyone's way as we embrace

I know how physically healing hugs can be,
but am a bit concerned about her lower back
injury: she shouldn't stand too long and maybe I
shouldn't touch her there, though the heat of my hand
would certainly help she's not one to try anything
new and this long hug's more than new enough
even for a gift

I wind up being very careful of her back:
placing one hand between her shoulders, high
above the injury in safe territory and holding
the other hand in the air several inches above
the problem spot, knowing the human hand
radiates energy that's comforting even
at a bit of a remove

as we hug somewhat tentatively, a little uncertain
if this rapprochement is fully welcomed by us both,
I look over her head toward the horizon where
the billboard height panoramic photo a mutual
friend took of all of us at her party, shines along
the long spine of the foothills in shades of purple

I think it quite odd that it was taken only of
everyone's head, as if that's all that matters, all
that folk might want to remember, then laugh as I
pun to myself as I continue to hug the birthday gal:
well, there's the head, but there's also a "spine"
and "feet" (of a sort) for each person, now
all that's needed is to fill in the rest
of the excluded body

[narrative on a dream of 1-24-17. Photomorph "Purple on Her Mind" (1-14-17 002v8) 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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