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

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

LIFE IN THAT OTHER UNIVERSE (photomorph) & A VERY BRIEF ENCOUNTER (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


what's your story, man? all I know is what
leaked from every pore of your body as you
passed me by: the fumes of war mixed with
the sharp tang of self-medication; but beneath
all that, what was there remaining that hadn't
gone up in fire and smoke, or succumbed to what
you ingest in order to find relief from the unbearable,
to avoid outright self-immolation; am I imagining
it, or was there other life yet peeking out from those
dark and fogged in reaches like the eyes of hidden
creatures unknowingly reflecting the moonlight,
or as I say, is it just wishful thinking that some
fractured but still lively parts of us survive our
Hells, floating like those many seagulls today,
way out in calmer water, beyond the surf
that would grind everything to dust

[non-dream free verse poem written 11-7-17. *I happened to be thinking of Veterans day -- November 11 -- when this encounter occurred. I live in a retirement community with a goodly number of vets. Probably should hold this for a Veterans Day post. But it's the only new thing I have to put up today. Photomorph "Life in That Other Universe" (11-2-17 011v3k) 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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