Friday the 13th

On Friday the 13th, I had a very lucky day hitchhiking. A beautiful family picked me up on the side of the road in Lihue, Kaua’i, Hawaii. They even gave me $10 for the bus fare. I left them this original poem underneath the bus bench they dropped me off at…hopefully they received it đŸ™‚ Mahalo!

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“Friday The 13th”

Everyone’s got a number.
You’re either lucky
or you’re not. Me?
I’ve been spinning
off a dime, drenched
in spontaneous time–
caught the last flight out
of Honolulu. Grabbed howzit’s
from strangers with the best intentions.
All this
despite waking
from a dream where my ex
was a dentist, feeding me
laughing gas, prepping
for an abortion procedure.
Sometimes the things that come out
of us aren’t really things, at all–
these are moments you’re shedding,
memories bleeding through
as you thumb your way in life.
A mirror epiphany: it all
ends, eventually. Now how
will you spend it?

–eira (billimarie)
april 13th 2012

Friday the 13th – Books

The epic film series Friday the 13th completely dominates pop culture when it comes to this unofficial holiday. I was curious what books exist which don’t have to do with Jason’s psychotic rampage. Here’s what I found:


I’m not sure why “Poetry to Ignore” by Shane Koch came up, but I’m curious to read it.

Another one added to my wishlist is the Dreary & Naughty series–very cute and creepy, which is an aesthetic favorite.

Have you read any of these books? How’s your Friday the 13th going? Comment below with your thoughts!


10 Comments

The Silver Poet · April 14, 2012 at 1:40 PM

i was born on friday the thirteenth…i choose LUCKY perspective
xxx

Maggie Mae · April 14, 2012 at 2:04 PM

This is awesome!

Richard P · April 14, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Really good one. It hangs together in a subtle and striking way.

Tammy · April 19, 2012 at 9:34 PM

I hope they did find it. Such a gift.

Arna Baartz · August 19, 2012 at 8:26 PM

awesome! I was born on friday the 13th… wonderful day in my opinion!

    billimarie · August 19, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    Agreed đŸ™‚

Francina · August 28, 2012 at 2:41 AM

Hi Billimarie ,
I have nominated you for the Sisterhood Award.
http://seasonspoetry.com/2012/08/28/the-sisterhood-award/
Ciao,
Francina

sheldonk2014 · March 21, 2015 at 12:29 PM

Great piece,hope all is well,thank you for like

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