Tuesday, September 15, 2009

For all the best friends who have birthdays today

Your Catfish Friend
by Richard Brautigan

If I were to live my life
in catfish forms
in scaffolds of skin and whiskers
at the bottom of a pond
and you were to come by
one evening
when the moon was shining
down into my dark home
and stand there at the edge
of my affection
and think, "It's beautiful
here by this pond. I wish
somebody loved me,"
I'd love you and be your catfish
friend and drive such lonely
thoughts from your mind
and suddenly you would be
at peace,
and ask yourself, "I wonder
if there are any catfish
in this pond? It seems like
a perfect place for them."

"Best Friends" courtesy of Em Gee

"Imaginary Friend" courtesy of Creative Thursday

"Best Friends" courtesy of liz_com1981

image via dogguide.net

"From on High" courtesy of Lisa Golightly


  1. I love this poem! Is it Em's birthday? When will someone write a poem about best former co-worker friends?

  2. Yes, it's Em's b-day. Just had me thinking about best friendship, especially formative ones. Best ex-work friends are pretty cool, too.

  3. Well, I hope she gets to see this post today!

  4. I love that little dog and his gal friend. such a wonderful poem!!

  5. what a nice birthday treat! thanks so much! I miss you...

  6. i love this piece of art



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