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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

OPENING TO THE NIGHT (photomorph) & HE ESCORTS ME (dream narrative) by Roswila


he escorts me politely but firmly
through the large basement to a low
table he's using to give massages,
explaining very briefly as we walk
that he's just taken a course and wants
to do some hands on work on me

I'm very surprised as he usually keeps
a definite distance between us, both
metaphorically and literally speaking

he doesn't say it, but I also get the strong
impression he thinks I'm in great need
of being massaged, which I am, my life's
been more stressed out on every level
than it's ever been, so much so I'm more
than a bit surprised he would even feel
like approaching my bristling tension

of course, the thought that he's going to
touch me (my current unrequited crush!)
starts my body warming and softening
before I even lie down on my stomach

his hands on my lower back are, as I'd
always imagined they would be, heavenly

however, he doesn't massage, he simply
briefly holds both hands over the lower
left of my back, and then only his right
one on the lower right, where he leaves
his large hand, still and warm, for what
feels like a long time, but may be only
a couple of minutes

when he indicates (non-verbally,
as he often communicates) that our time
is over, I get up and go over to his desk
that's littered with brochures and notes,
hoping to find out what type of massage
he's just given me

he follows and feels as distant from me
as ever, and though I hesitate to even
ask, I do so anyway: what type of hands
on work was that?

I can immediately tell he doesn't want
to answer, his usual low tolerance for
questions apparent in his body posture
and eye shift

I don't press for an answer (I learned
a long time ago not to do so), thank
him instead and walk away,
wondering why he offered me
the massage to begin with

[narrative on a dream of 7-2-17.  I'd be greatly remiss if I didn't acknowledge 
✨ THE FOURTH OF JULY  Hope it's an enjoyable party for all.  Photomorph "Opening to the Night" (4-7-12 11644v2) 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); TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.


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