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Friday, August 24, 2018

PAINTING THE WIND (photomorph) & CIRCUS ACT, Or: Walking the Labyrinth at St. Mike's (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila

(or: Walking the Labyrinth at St. Mike's)

this little thin skinned
bag of nothing but hot air,
this small empty paper bag bumps
and tumbles around the labyrinth of bread-
loaf sized stones at the wind's fancy; each
colorfully painted-over, sun-baked stone it
lands to rest against as the wind takes a
breather, offers a temporary harbor for its
jittery passage; I continue my own awkward
walk around the labyrinth trying to keep up
with the sack's acrobatics despite my hobbling
arthritic gait, even as I hope fervently that it
will land from one of its bursts of flight or
bumbling tumbles right at my feet, as I am as
taken with this empty container as with any
of the creatively painted rock-loafs I pass;
emptiness has always drawn me, promising a
home at last to the unwanted and the useless;
however, all I have with me today with which
to fill this vagabond bag is wholly insubstantial:
plaguing thoughts and emotions that all but
paralyze me within a morbid cloud of doubt
and threat; I do not think this small would-be
balloon, sometimes rolling, sometimes flying,
and at others, as still as a stone among stones,
could hold any more hot air than it already does;
I balance and stretch down and way over just in
time to decide the fate of this tattered circus act:
I dump it in the trash can -- at least its quiet and
final deflation has not gone unremarked

[non-dream free verse poem written 8-21-18. Photomorph "Painting the Wind" (6-27-09 2904v2h) 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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