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Friday, June 02, 2017

RAIN SLIDE (photo) & ON FAILURE (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


"Failure!" ... all I can think is "What a failure I am!"
even changing that mental wording to an "All my
efforts fail" doesn't really help, I'm still alone
and endlessly frustrated; but at least the sun's efforts
are steady (if slow) today and I find myself wishing
I could content myself with this ... stay here
... in this now, get all the images and ideas down on
this scratch pad for this poem about this hunger,
and take it someplace else on the wings of metaphor,
but all I find is the same galactic emptiness agitating,
spreading like wisps of cosmic radiation ... "Failure ...
failure ...;" yet as in most galaxies the sun does have its
brighter moments and it expands its reach just in time to
highlight a young woman in a Little Bo-Peep costume,
urgently staring at her smart phone as she wanders
crookedly beside Embarcadero del Mar: what a delightful
anachronism, a fairy tale shepherdess on a cell phone, and I
suddenly recall the new meaning I'd found for the Tarot
deck's Seven of Pentacles the night before: "Not failure,
just a backslide;" and I let go into the slide with a sigh
of relief, warmed by the sun and a bit of fairy tale humor

[non-dream free verse poem written 6-2-17. Photo "Rain Slide" (2-13-17 002v2a) 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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