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Saturday, March 25, 2017

DOWN AT THE HEEL (photomorph) & UNDER THE SUN (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


she's fought to survive for 73 years but
the upshot is it's all too much; she can no
longer bear the leaden, gait twisting burden
of her past, stuck to her like gum as if she were
the sole of some old shoe that's picked up
everything crossing her path with an impossible
finality, no matter how she pulls and yanks
at it all; so much so that she does little else
these days but dream endlessly of scraping this
horrendously sticky past off, balling it up,
and throwing it over a cliff; but even this dream
of relief gives her a scary pause: who then would
she be without her past? without all these misshaping
and misshapen understandings and happenings
that wove her with their long twists, final cuts,
and knotted dead ends into this motley tapestry,
triggering the fervent wish to toss her torturous
past over a cliff edge; or, what if she's so stuck
to her past that she's completely unraveled when it
plummets over the edge, leaving nothing behind
at all? this tattered tapestry of self she mends
and patches and re-colors daily, trailing its
threadbare existence down through the empty air
stuck to her plummeting past; and yet, even on days
like these when everything under the sun clamors
of its own beauty, "leaving nothing behind"
sounds most beautiful of all

[non-dream free verse poem written 3-19-17. Photomorph "Down at the Heel" (12-6-09 8517v2a) 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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