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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

IN THE WAKE OF THE FLOOD (photomorph) & MORE THE FOOL (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


flood after flash flood channeled from afar
to here, and I, more the fool, keep standing
right in their predictable path, sand-bagging
beforehand, and cleaning up and re-organizing
after each tumult rushes on; what a doofus,
why not just move, stand my ground some
other place? I mean, I can’t even lay claim
to a mythology to shore up my thoroughly
bedraggled sense of self, such as: their waters
leave the land ever more fertile, like the Nile
in ancient times; hell, the only thing with
increasing fertility around here as the waters
begin to rumble warningly in the distance
again, is my anxiety: I’m not prepared yet
for another inundation – they’re coming closer
together these days – so I’d best stop all this
ruminating and start piling on the sand bags,
or I’ll be tumbled and agitated right down
to the sea, all while getting beaten
on the rocks like so much dirty laundry

[free verse poem on a dream of 1-13-20. Photomorph “In the Wake of the Flood” (Archives 5-25-09 1718ev3[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 or contrasting 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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