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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

WALL FLOWER (photomorph) & NEVER (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


"Better late than never..." has echoed
in her mind the entire day:
this is such horse-pucky, she thinks

she broods further (as she crunches
furiously on a mouthful of M&M's)
that as far as she's concerned never would
have been better than this waking up so
late in life -- a wrinkled and white-haired
Sleeping Beauty -- to this intense yearning
for a male of the species to wander
by and brave the long over-grown
brambles around her

better she'd stayed asleep than this intensity
of longing, and worst of all, the teasings
occasionally tossed over the crumbling wall
by some flirtatious male, like little gifts
of pity for a needy old woman

better never to hope again, and simply watch
as "never" rises through the shadows and debris
of her tortured imaginings, until it settles over
her life, a blanket of numbing acceptance

[non-dream free verse poem written 12-25-17. This is a hoot! I've already moved past the despair in this poem. Of course, there's no guarantee -- none at all -- that it won't return. In fact, my experiences of the past few years almost make that a done deal. But, hell, I'm going to enjoy this respite! Photomorph "Wall Flower" (3-3-10 10001v7) by Roswila, this pic is best viewed in a larger version, so just click on it if you'd like to see the details.

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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