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Monday, July 01, 2019

CHOPPY SEAS (photomorph) & THE RIDE (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


that acquaintance of mine sure has balls!
she’s riding that weird, large black wheel
in the pool with the greatest of glee, even
as it tumbles her into the deep end, over
and over; I must admit I’m perfectly
content to rest up here on the balcony on
my mattress, letting my envy dissolve in
the reality of what she’s doing; two men
at pool’s edge briefly watch this water play,
one of them an aging handsome man I have
an enduring crush on; as they turn heel
to leave, the other one points up at me
over his shoulder and asks the one I like
so much if he’s talked with me yet; as my
crush says “No,” my hope rises in waves
like that on the pool’s surface and when he
starts walking toward me I nearly plotz; but
will I never learn? all he wants is to point
out I’d missed a correction in his fiction
writing he’d recently had me copy edit, that
“sue the marriage” is not grammatically
proper; I agree with a blush I try to fight
back, hastening to add that there are folk,
however, who think of any legal action as
“suing,” whether that’s a correct usage or
not, especially in the case of that line in
his creative writing which was referencing
a possible divorce; he starts to turn away
and clearly changes his mind, bending to
lay an arm across my prone body right at
my hips, with a definite look of invitation;
omigosh, my imagination floods instantly
as if I’d just been dunked by that odd
water wheel: does this old lady have
even one drop of energy, nay, call a
spade a spade, courage left for a ride

[free verse poem on a dream of 6-30-19. Another blush: that "crush" was Kevin Sorbo (at about my age, which is 75), star of that ancient T.V. series "Hercules." I really enjoyed that show, and its ilk such as "Xena: Warrior Princess." Photomorph “Choppy Seas” (1-2-18 007vm[2]) 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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