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The Gift of Universe Song

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Give no love to the poet. 

This frail,

flaming human,

is not the gift of

universe song,

sent to rain life down on

all who thirst. 

Nor the giver,

that he might interpret. 

Flawed,

the object of the

world’s affection,

nothing more than a

splintered leaking bucket in

the rain-eternal. 

Well-placed in

time and space

to hold for a moment,

that which all

who thirst,

find. 

 

© Copyright 2017 William S. Friday

November Is No More

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November is no more.

The frenzy.  The confusion.  The push to the finish.

(and that’s just when you’re sleeping)

Every day a panic where there need be none, all because of a looming, self-imposed midnight deadline that causes content anxiety in the most honored of bloggers.  And gives all wannabe bloggers the only reason they need to disengage from all social media until after the New Year.

So before I go off into blogging witness protection for the next month, here’s a little recap of the November that was.

NaBloPoMo 2016.

 

Where most of my good ideas came from…

urban-lumberjack

 

Where most of my bad ideas came from…

bed

 

My most favorite post…

There Must Be Something More

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Your most favorite post…

Shitheap

 

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The reason I quit every year…

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The reason I don’t…

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Thank you to the Cheer Peppers, and thank you to their creator, Ra Avis…

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And as much as it pains me to say this here and now…

I’ll see all of you here again, next year.

 

© Copyright 2016 William S. Friday

Night Sky

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I walk in shadows now, most of the time.  I once marked my days in the hours between memories made.  Now I mark my days in the memories I am missing, in my isolation.

I am learning to appreciate the truth of sunshine again, after the lies of fluorescent light, in the place where the moon and stars used to hang, in the dark.  I miss the moon and stars.  I miss the dark.

I live in a cave now, thirty feet high, with the lights turned off, to remind me of what I thought I would not miss.  It is not the same.  But I tell myself that, when I look up at just the right angle, there is still a night sky above me.  And a moon and stars, made of iron.

 

© Copyright 2016 William S. Friday

Muth Labben

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Today is for counting my wasted yesterdays
Each one neatly lined up
row on dusty row

Every year the same

Today is for remembering your unborn tomorrows
And the time I sit
because walking is too slow

There is no blame

Today is for pretending to make sense of the past
From a life ended
with nothing to show

When I speak your name

Today is for thinking that memories last
But all they do is fade
until they go

Like every unfinished song to be sung
About the death of a son

Copyright © 2012 Bill Friday

Through a Cell Phone Darkly

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This week’s wordless post comes with more actual words either of its two predecessors.

The title, “Through a Cell Phone Darkly”, comes from two sources.  A passage from the bible (1 Corinthians 13:12), and a story by author Philip K. Dick (“A Scanner Darkly”).  The main idea is that, as we wander through this world… this life… we are limited by the insufficiencies of our human condition to see things “as they really exist”.

These limitations can be understood, in a modern context, in the advent of cell phone photography.  The beauty of cell phone photography, and with it the artistic enhancements of platforms such as Instagram, is that… though hugely limited… these images show, in their limitations, a limitlessness of perspective and vision.  And as with any creative medium, the only limit to the artist’s vision is the artist himself.

So with that, here is this week’s 8 Megapixel Art, “Through a Cell Phone Darkly”.

 

“Alameda Street”
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“5600 W. Century: REDUX
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“When Life Becomes a Blur”
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“Occupied”
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“Red Light Green Light”nano RED LIGHT GREEN LIGHT

 

© Copyright 2015 Bill Friday

LAX Confidential

lax confidential WIDE(Today’s post comes from a hashtag I’ve been using for as long as I’ve been on WordPress.  That tag is #LAXConfidential.  All of these pictures can be found on my Instagram page , along with others that carry that hashtag.)

“Don’t Go Into The Light”   

"Don't Go Into The Light" #CedarsSinai #LAXConfidential #NaBloPoMo #BillFridayWasHere #gurneys #heaven

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“San Diego-Graveyard Shift”

"San Diego – Graveyard Shift" #LAXConfidential #LAXtoSAN #BillFridayWasHere #SanDiego

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“Avenue of the Stars… Midnight”

"Avenue of the Stars… Midnight" #LAXConfidential #CenturyCity #AvenueOfTheStars #BillFridayWasHere

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“Underbelly”

"Underbelly" #LAXConfidential #GraveyardShift #BillFridayWasHere #work #nofilter

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“Sanitize Yo Hands”

 

© Copyright 2015 Bill Friday

To Recapture My Humanity

Clouds at LAX

Clouds at LAX

 

I sit, penned in, like a singular head of cattle.

Cement and wood and stucco form my enclosure, and the white of clouds foregrounding the blue of open sky, not yet awash with the pastels of another setting sun.

Until I hear, as if for the first time, the wind, in the sound of a lover’s wincing pleasure, between rough slats of painted pine behind my head.

It is here that I sit and sip my morning coffee, and try, for just this moment, to recapture my humanity.

And in these words, succeed.

© Copyright 2015 Bill Friday

8 Megapixel Artist

DAY 5 POST pic

 

Today’s post is all about the Instagram!  I’ve posted 5 (out of almost 200) for folks to see what you can do with a little “8 Megapixel Art”.

To see more, just click right here, and then follow and like the hell out of me!  And I promise to keep the delicious food pictures to a bare minimum.

“Same Sky… Different Day”

"Same sky, different day" #LAXConfidential #WesternSky #UglyHidesInTheShadows #BillFridayWasHere

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“Neighborhood”

"Neighborhood" #TorranceAndProspect #RedondoBeach90277 #8MegapixelArt #LAXConfidential #BillFridayWasHere #JuneGloom

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“The Face in the Bed”

"The Face in the Bed" #face #bed #blackandwhite #random #true #haunted #billfridaywashere #laxconfidential #8MegapixelArt

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“Towers”

"Towers" #flag #LosAngeles90045 #LAXConfidential #BillFridayWasHere #LAX #rain #night

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“Sepulveda Tunnel”

"Sepulveda Tunnel" #LAXConfidential #night #BillFridayWasHere #LosAngeles90045 #BookCover

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© Copyright 2015 Bill Friday

Today Was A Day

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Today was a day

The sun rose before I opened my eyes to its light

Fat were the clouds come in before dark

colder than the air conditioning at Starbucks

 

Today was a day

I learned the truth about the emptiness of the night

Full was her mouth with come in the dark

older from this youthful indiscretion

 

Today was a day

When football takes the place of church and feels more right

Empty was their comfort come after dark

and guilt in the past pleasure of the two

 

Today was a day

As every other lapsed memory lost without fight

Thin my acceptance of life come against the dark

where acceptance is the last

 

© Copyright 2015 Bill Friday

Exonerate

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There is no court to exonerate

No appellate or arbiter, in this world,

or the next

To discharge such unconvicted guilt,

accepted life sentence of a twisted

heart

But myself

 

© Copyright 2015 Bill Friday

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