Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

SEE ALSO: TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT (photos, realistic to abstract)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

ON THE HUNT (photomorph) & PAIRING UP (dream narrative) by Roswila


the participants in the competition
gather on the field of play, a large,
empty mall parking lot

they outnumber those who just watch
from a distance, cheering or even
jeering as they elbow each other

the only way any of the competitors
can manage physically to play
the game, is to team up, as the men
have no usable arms, and the women
have no working legs

so there's lots of rushing around
trying to pair up, male/female,
despite a dearth of guidelines
to clarify how to do so,
or even what the rules
for the competition are

and for all the necessity of this
frenetic pairing, it almost appears
forced, as if not really wanted
by these men and women

though there's one dark haired,
youngish man who stands out
of the crowd; if clearly in a bit
of a panic, still he's actively
seeking a woman -- which is odd
as it's usually the women
who handle the more active
aspects of the seeking

maybe since he won this competition
the last time it was held, he's
anxious to win it again and doesn't
want to leave anything to chance

[narrative on a dream of 10-19-17. It was a heavy dreaming night. This dream -- that I largely interpret as being about the intra-species game of sex -- came after a dream that I largely interpret as being about death. Photomorph "On the Hunt" (10-18-17 018v2g) 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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