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Author Topic: Fish Kisses  (Read 1657 times)

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Offline Strayboy74

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Fish Kisses
« on: July 12, 2007, 08:21:34 PM »
Today I went swimming in the Mississippi River.

I drifted in the water, head and shoulders anchored to the shore.  As I looked to the sky above me, I saw nothing but light clouds - that somehow seemed to drift across the sky with the same freedom and release that overcame my body. 

My stillness invited the fish, taken timid of motion, to investigate the freckles and moles on my body for edibility.  The peck of their lips deliberate on my flesh, followed by immediate eddies of slime and current tickled my body in a way that I had not remembered from my youth.

The sand rubbed my back, as the waves invoked by the speedboats traveled the length of my body.  My ears were submerged, drowning the screaming children further up the beach.  I could hear nothing but a distant humming of boat motors and a stillness that I am still convinced was the sound of the earth turning on its axis.

I smile.

-joseph
who has come home.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2007, 08:35:23 PM by Strayboy74 »

Offline anniebc

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Re: Fish Kisses
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2007, 10:34:54 PM »
What a wonderful way to spend the day...I envy you your fish kisses.

Hugs
Jan :-*
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Offline Robert

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Re: Fish Kisses
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2007, 11:21:22 PM »
well, I guess fish do have lips.  Now I know.

Even better,  you're home.  You don't know how happy I am to see your little fingers typing away on the keyboard. 

and you know, your very first sentence immediately took me back 50 years.  I don't remember how hold I was when I first read Tom Sawyer but the image of floating down that magical river has never left me.   That's when I  first knew the world was worth exploring.   Thanks for the feel-good feeling of nostalgia.

robert
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Offline ndrew

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Re: Fish Kisses
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2007, 12:10:17 AM »
That's a great poem.  It's honesty drew me in.

Thanks,
Drew

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: Fish Kisses
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2007, 12:49:14 AM »
Even better, you're home. You don't know how happy I am to see your little fingers typing away on the keyboard. 

Couldn't agree more. Welcome back!!!!

Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
8/09 CD4- 404 VL- 1,600
01-22-10-- CD4- 525 VL- 59,000
Cherish the simple things life has to offer

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Offline Strayboy74

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Re: Fish Kisses
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2007, 07:08:15 AM »
That's a great poem.  It's honesty drew me in.

Drew....  sorry, buddy.  It wasn't a poem.

LOL

-joseph

Offline ndrew

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Re: Fish Kisses
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2007, 11:46:44 AM »
I experience it as a poem- an eloquent, expressive means of capturing experience.  It has form and a title.  However, I respect that you define your post in whatever capacity you see appropriate.  Therefore, I am sorry as well.

Drew

Offline Strayboy74

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Re: Fish Kisses
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2007, 06:23:17 PM »
I experience it as a poem- an eloquent, expressive means of capturing experience.  It has form and a title.  However, I respect that you define your post in whatever capacity you see appropriate.  Therefore, I am sorry as well.

Drew

Thank you for the compliment...  I apologize for not acknowledging your gratitude, regardless. :)

-joseph

Offline BT65

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Re: Fish Kisses
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2007, 09:05:36 PM »
Sounds like pure harmony.  Wish I was there.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline Longislander

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Re: Fish Kisses
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2007, 03:46:12 PM »
beautiful... welcome home buddy~
infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

 


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