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F-Stop. Blues...

Fiona Christensen

Grahamstown, South Africa

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I found this little shell on the cliffs at the seaside in Ireland. I really wanted to keep him but he was too delicate to keep in my big burly back pack and so sadly he had to be left behind.

It reminds us of how fragile life is and how we only have one oppurtunity to live it well and not waste what we have. We hold our lives in the palm of our hands, where we place it determines how it will be.. will it be bashed around by the waves or swirling in the undercurrent. or will it remain high and dry on the beach. your choice… Jack johnson captures that all so perfectly in his song..

F-Stop Blues

Hermit crabs and cowry shells,
Crush beneath his feet as he comes towards you,
He’s waving at you.

Lift him up to see what you can see,
He begins his focusing,
He’s aiming at you.

And now he has cutaways from memories
And close-ups of anything that,
He has seen or even dreamed,
And now he’s finished focusing.

He’s imagining lightning,
Striking sea sickness,
Away from here.

Look who’s laughing now that you’ve wasted,
How many years and you’ve barely even tasted,
Anything remotely close to,
Everything you’ve boasted about,
Look who’s crying now.

Driftwood floats, after years of erosion,
Incoming tide touches roots to expose them,
Quicksand steals my shoe,
Clouds bring the f-stop blues.

Look who’s laughing now that you’ve wasted,
How many years and you’ve barely even tasted,
Anything remotely close to,
Everything you’ve boasted about,
Look who’s crying now.

Jack Johnson is my inspiration

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