WHICH CORNER OF HELL DO YOU PREFER (photomorph) & PRE-SHRINKING (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila
Go away! Get off my back! isn't it enough you've
already ruined much of my life and severely limited
the rest of it? your cowardly appetite deserves no less
than any horrendously crowded corner of Hell,
forever afire with excruciating memories of the children
you abused on earth; why won't you leave me be? let me
sink or swim on my own, without your ghost
at my back and threatening breath in my ear;
I can fail as readily and far more creatively without
your haunt rising out of the past to assault me
as you did long ago; and although one might think I'd
prefer you to be sentenced by some cosmic court to go
straight to Hell, a quick stop to stand in full view of me,
right up front so that I can curse you out to what's
left of your long ago face, well, this would suit me
extremely well indeed, a sort of pre-shrinking before
you're tossed into the fiery forever wash of Hell.
[non-dream free verse poem written 3-26-17. It may seem odd but I'm finally ready to post this one because I feel exceptionally good today. And, yes, maybe someday I'll heal enough to be able to wish his soul well. But I'm not there yet, clearly. Though I have prayed for a great many years that he didn't go on to abuse other girls because his threat to kill me if I spoke out worked and I remained silent. Photomorph "Which Corner of Hell Do You Prefer" (8-26-10 10002e4b) by Roswila]
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.
[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
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