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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

BEYOND THE RAILING (photo) & MODUS OPERANDI (dream narrative) by Roswila


that neighbor I've had a quiet respect and fondness for
but never quite connected to, approaches me as I'm
waiting impatiently for the elevator; he stops at a
distance, backing up against the outdoor railing beyond
which is a precipitous fall; just as I think that distance
and backing up are his usual modus operandi, the
railing breaks apart with a loud crack and he tumbles
through backwards to the concrete below: oh hell!
I yell for someone to call 911 as I rush around the
jagged railing pieces to see if he's OK, deeply worried
not only for him but that somehow it's my fault he fell,
thinking as I hurriedly hobble toward him lying on
the ground that this is typical of me: to feel
responsible for everyone and everything

[narrative on a dream of 5-20-17. Photo "Beyond the Railing" (5-2-10 10059v2) 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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