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Saturday, June 24, 2017

THE GROWL (photomorph) & ...AGAIN! (dream narrative) by Roswila


my brother (as an adult, at least in years)
brings home what he claims is a scrawny
stray cat, then I see from a (fortunately) safe
distance that he's mistaken a raccoon for a cat!
yowza! we gotta get it outta the house!

I rush around, staying as far away as possible from
the raccoon while I (as usual, doing by myself
what others should be helping with) try to shoo it
down the stairs and out of the house

the spooked raccoon then turns on a dime,
running at me at a frightening full tilt, and I see it's
really a large, whitish, heavily muscled dog, maybe
a bull/great dane mix ... yikes! am I relieved when it
scrambles down the stairs, and out

but, what is this? a "ground hog day" dream?*
I'm back to having to shoo the same dog --
which is now at the head of a pack of smaller but
equally scary dogs -- down those same damn stairs
... again!

the scrabbling of claws on the linoleum-covered
treads reaches a screeching level, but no worse
than what strains against the constricted
muscles of my throat

will I ever get rid of these slobbering
hounds from hell?!?!?

[on a dream of 6-21-17. *ground hog day: sometimes used to reference a series of repeated events. Photomorph "The Growl" (10-1-09 7249v4a) 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]
**** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”). Roswila's other blog (dedicated to her photos only, i.e. no poetry or other writing; daily post)


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