Senryu : arcade memories

2+

arcade memories
Pacman, Mario Brothers
walking hand in hand

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

 

Remember the arcade? Quarters jingling in your pocket?  Okay, maybe it was crumpled dollars, lol.

I’m feeling nostalgic because I walked through New Brighton in Second Life today and it had an arcade with a Pacman, not to mention a carousel outside.  I used to love that game! In Arizona, we don’t have a pier so when I was a teen, our arcades were at the mall.  I remember the walls were black, a perfect foil for the bright machines. Good thing I drive better in real life than I did in there — I used to hit every obstacle on the screen just about and go careening of the road on the curves, lol.

If you have the time, write a quick ode, limerick, haiku, essay, whatever to your favorite game and do a pingback or drop a link in the comments. It’ll be a fun read.

Arcade (music from the Man of Steel movie) played on the piano by Akmigone

 

Senryu : mirror

2+

Reflections

mirror in their eyes
reflecting only distortions
like so many lies
the vision that they see
must be of someone else,
not me

by M. Nakazato LaFreniere
poem and image done when I was in my twenties

mirrors break, oh well
don’t care what they think they see
I am what I am

by M. Nakazato LaFreniere
written now

Back in my twenties, I used to worry about how people saw me especially since a lot of times it was different than I saw myself.  Some people saw me and some people only saw what they wanted me to be or sometimes they saw what I wanted me to be but wasn’t yet. After awhile I realized it didn’t really matter.

I don’t care how others see me. How people see you has a lot more to do with their own needs and hangups than anything you do most of the time anyways.  Some people are clear-sighted but they are a minority.

I don’t need to see myself or define myself. It’s simpler than that.  I just am.

 

References:

Poetics – Through the looking glass
dVerse ~ Poets Pub

The photo is  a print I did in a photo class back then with 3 negatives that I exposed separately.

  • Photo 1: me leaning against the mirror
  • Photo 2: a rose
  • Photo 3: the poem

I exposed them one at a time in the enlarger.  There is a white thumb  because like an idiot I was resting my hand against the paper carrier when I put in the mirror picture — duh! laughing.  And you didn’t know if you had the exposures right until after you developed the picture so there were a few throwaways. Things are much easier now in Photoshop

Senryu : old

2+

backstamp, overstamp
two American companies
pretty lil creamer

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Another thrift store find.  This time a vintage creamer.  The backstamp is interesting to me as it shows two companies.  The top one is Cunningham & Pickett, Inc. of Alliance, Ohio

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Senryu : Calling Intergalactic AAA

3+

calling for a tow
ship is down, cargo escaped
waiting for light years

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Easy mission they said. Pick up a few specimens from just beyond the red star.

Okay, fine. But did they have to assign me the oldest ship in the fleet? Geez.

Now here I am, waiting for a tow. How long does it take anyways to warp a few light years?

References:

second life photo by M. LaFreniere, avatar Kayla Woodrunner

Calling
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Senryu : Rudolph

3+

Santa swapped the sleigh
got himself a snow mobile
Rudolph takes a break

photo & senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

note on the photo: decorations on a neighborhood frontyard but used Photoshop to turn the reindeer nose red because I needed a Rudolph. Everything else is as is.

Day 12: Rudolph
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