Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Remembering my Friend

not insomnia exactly

(if I walk these sidewalks late enough
the ones you loved
the ones where you plucked the red hibiscus and wore it in your hair
perhaps I'll brush against the starfired edge of your memory
it lingers
certainly
as you linger
always always
in the night of me)

a waking dream
you are there

and yet I walk alone.

16 comments:

Judy Williams said...

Oh My GAWD!!!!!! This is straight out of my head. The image with its perfect greyscale contrasts and the poem. Good Lord..... the poem!!!!!

Congrats on Your first article for South Pasadena Patch WOOT!!!

Margaret said...

That's beautiful: "in the night of me." I just love it.

Mike said...

And you're a poet, too.

You ended up with the talent of three people. This is perfect.

Mister Earl said...

Great poem and photo, Laurie. Is today Pat's birthday?

San Diego Farmgirl said...

=(

Laurie said...

Thank you, everyone.

Pat and I became friends in early October and I always think of that first night drinking Baileys and trying to brainstorm ideas for a client. After I moved to South Pas, she loved Garfield Park and the winding sidewalk path around it.

Thanks for being kind about such a personal post.

Until tomorrow, gang.

TheChieftess said...

Very poignant Laurie...

See me. Hear me. said...

That's how I feel when I look at the clock, its 4am and I can't sleep.




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Shanna said...

I'm a little late on this one.

I knew immediately who you were writing about. Yes, really poignant and so very beautiful.

Shanna said...

I'm a little late on this one.

I knew immediately who you were writing about. Yes, really poignant and so very beautiful.

Laurie said...

THank you.

And welcome, See me, Hear me. I love your nickname.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

that first time you spend with someone where it's click click click

Petrea said...

beautiful, beautiful

Green Guy said...

Another great night shot. Beautiful work and beautiful poem, too. I'm very glad to have found your blog.

Laurie said...

Thank you, thank you. And welcome, Green Guy! Cool nickname!

Barkley said...

I would love to read more of your poetry. I enjoy your haiku on Twitter. This is exceptional.