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Living the Life

Day 3 of Nano Poblano, and the idea of a morning teleconference with authors was made just a little better with a proper writing prompt. 

Green Grass

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the green grass upon which

every dream of summer rests,

to wither,

lost for seasons,


then cold,


until awakening in the

nightmares of another spring.


© Copyright 2017 William S. Friday

A Flaw in My Wiring

A Flaw in My Wiring… 

INSTAGRAM a flaw in my wiring PNG

c 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





we fill the holes in our lives

with deeper holes


© 2015 Bill Friday


c 2015 Bill Friday

c 2015 Bill Friday


I waver

between imagined

happy endings

And realized



my unreadiness

for joy


© Copyright 2015 Bill Friday


Suffer c 2015 Bill Friday

c 2015 Bill Friday


This just in,

we all suffer fools.

And if you doubt me,

you don’t own

a mirror.


© Copyright 2015 Bill Friday


In Words

In Words c 2015 Bill Friday

In Words
c 2015 Bill Friday

Long ago

I learned to take “no”

for an answer


In words


And more when words aren’t spoken

and the absence of a “yes”

whispers louder


© Copyright 2015 Bill Friday




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


But myself


© Copyright 2015 Bill Friday

The Preacher

The Preacher c 2015 Bill Friday

The Preacher
c 2015 Bill Friday

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