Poetry

Brains On The Bathroom Floor

Brains On The Bathroom Floor

Lies… softly spoken.  A poem… with a disclaimer*.                       Brains on the bathroom floor Gloating Consciousness above me Floating Despair at life unlived Responsibility relieved Bucket made of bone A sieve Whispers of all doubt Believed *DISCLAIMER:  Bill Friday does not endorse suicide as a “solution” […]

By December 28, 2011 8 Comments Read More →
Winter in Bodaga Bay

Winter in Bodaga Bay

Winter comes with wisps of fog that slip into the gullies  and pour down the thin riverbeds  that lead to Bodega Bay; “A quaint little drinking town with a fishing problem.” Crab pots stack atop tiny white boats with blue trim and Christmas lights drift by. A captain wearing Santa’s cap and his crew in reindeer […]

By December 17, 2011 8 Comments Read More →
A Ribbon, Just a Ribbon

A Ribbon, Just a Ribbon

A Ribbon, Just a ribbon Twisting, turning Binding, unbinding, Sometimes carried, Sometimes carrying. Oh my, it drops. Rolls along the boards. Onward beyond reach. Just a ribbon Turning, turning on A needed wrapping A ribbon retrieved Twisted and turned Tied in a bow Just a ribbon Beautifying a gift Delivering a smile A ribbon, Just […]

By December 16, 2011 2 Comments Read More →
Another Step

Another Step

I see everything differently It all seems new ~ I am more aware now Than I have ever been ~ And the truth that I have always known Is truthful still ~ It is my understanding That has been transmuted ~ I am more at home In my own skin ~ More attuned to My […]

I Think I Know Where I am Going

I Think I Know Where I am Going

Where am I going? I think I know! I say “think” Because the winds Of change blow; Sometimes meekly And other times very brazenly. I, like the oak tree, Bend in the wind allowing The wind to pass Changing only those things Necessary to sustain life And stay on course. Where am I going? I […]

By December 14, 2011 5 Comments Read More →
Lineage

Lineage

The stars are our ancestors Inside each one of us Is the same matter once Contained in the heart of A crucible of unimaginable Beauty and unending flame We are here now, as we are Obviously meant to be Called forward out of The inevitability of creation The message and the memory Of our fiery […]

A Footstep

A Footstep

A footstep is action Not inaction but risk Not safety of status quo, Which is false, There is no status quo A footstep is momentum A force to reckon with. Encouragement to take another footstep. Moving from here to there Failure or success A footstep. Forward, backward, To the left, or to the right. Progress, […]

By December 12, 2011 3 Comments Read More →
Older???

Older???

Born of woman, Minutes, hours, days, months, Then years tick by, Some unnoticed. Then, one day someone Called me middle aged, Shocked I knew the number, But felt the same As when I was 18. Another day comes, A young child called me old. In my mind I murmured,  “No!” I looked within And found […]

By December 11, 2011 3 Comments Read More →
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