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Thursday, June 27, 2019

WELLING UP (photomorph) & THE INJURY (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


it’s a life-long reality others
have noted, and often teased her
about as a child: she bruises all too
readily, the vast majority of the time
barely recalling the bump or blow that
brings an angry blue face with its puffed
cheeks to the surface, to give way slowly
to a sad simpering purple, and lastly to
a sickly yellow, as if the outed injury
no longer has the stomach for a face-
off with this churning world

[non-dream free verse poem written 6-25-19. I’m not sure that the “she” voice works in the first two lines, but couldn’t find a way around using “she” or “I” somewhere in any of the several drafts of this little poem. And I had a strong feeling against using “I,” for some reason. BTW, I did do some research on easy bruising years ago but nothing was helpful (all I recall now is a need for extra vitamin C, which I’ve always taken anyway.) This was drafted on my third long walk in a week and a half. I’d missed how poems pop on these walks. And not only their popping, their quality: it seems to be at least a little bit better than what I’ve been producing for some time now. Maybe it has to do with improved circulation to my brain from all the exercise? And that’s only partly a joke. Photomorph “Welling Up” (9-27-17 v4) 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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