breathe a

breath of courage

inhale exhale

hoping this isn't temporary

or forever

my friday has just begun

travel plans to work


running late

standing inside of a wide sidewalk

corner of newport and sunset cliffs boulevard

cars and trucks seem to just roll by


walking wearing comfortable clothing


stuck at attention

trying to suck some sun into my blood

no breeze but a chill in the air

someone says good morning

a few others join me

and the blind man

wearing a cap , waiving

everytime a vehicle sounds

like bus 923


minutes grow longer as it gets later

seeking a break of thought

a full dog

reddish brown retriever type

a friendly lug

one i could sit down and drink a beer with

tongue out and about

red bandana wrapped around his collar

no leash

he's breathing

sniffing smelling

walking a brisk pace

his friend steps behind

easy telling

what's on his mind


on time

sure would be nice

to be that dog today

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Ruth Newell Feb. 19, 2012 @ 7:42 a.m.

The images your street poems convey instill in me a desire to go visit your turf.


richzombie Feb. 19, 2012 @ 10:47 a.m.

well if you see a guy standing at a bus stop scribbling into a notebook its likely to be me ...


richzombie Feb. 19, 2012 @ 11:05 a.m.

haha ... yep and this guy was on a good one -


Dadler Feb. 19, 2012 @ 1:03 p.m.

Damn I want a burger from Hodad's!

As always, mighty sweet read, sir.


Ruth Newell Feb. 19, 2012 @ 5:43 p.m.

There's a place called Hodad's? For real?


SurfPuppy619 Feb. 20, 2012 @ 10:31 p.m.

Hodad's has been in OB for 30+ years, and have been noted for their burgers many times over.......Family run.

You know what a "Hodad" is?? I didn't until I asked them.


Ruth Newell Feb. 21, 2012 @ 7:05 a.m.

I remember them being a slang name for big, wide sideburns.


richzombie Feb. 21, 2012 @ 9:06 a.m.

hodads ob - recognized by some as best burger in san diego - almost always a line at ob location / great setting. a second location opened recently downtown on broadway and tenth - haven't been to that one yet ... maybe today !


richzombie Feb. 21, 2012 @ 9:14 a.m.

surfpuppy - yes a great establishment and noted locally and nationally .


richzombie Feb. 21, 2012 @ 9:08 a.m.

dadler - i saw your post and mmmmm ...don't think i can hold off any longer - hodad's today !


tomjohnston Feb. 21, 2012 @ 9:45 a.m.

Damn, we haven't been to Hodad's in a looong time, probably at least 5 yrs.Bacon cheeseburger, hold the ketchup & tomato please. And some of the best o-rings around.


richzombie Feb. 21, 2012 @ 12:47 p.m.

oh the rings ! wish the reason i had been late on this day-was-because i was at hodads - haha -


richzombie Feb. 21, 2012 @ 9:10 a.m.

mindy - yes a dog that i just wanted to bear hug -


nan shartel Feb. 21, 2012 @ 11:44 a.m.

here's the definition of a hodad ;-D)

50's term for a greaser, someone who hung out at the beach, but definitely not a surfer. Hodads were into cars, music and were a type of counterculture style. These were NOT posers, as some of the other definitions had stated...Surfer's and Hodad's would be completely separate groups, that often clashed with each other. in the beach communities in the 50's one was either a hodad or a surfer. Hodad's wore a very specific style of shoes, jeans, and a t-shirt (preferably white). They were NOT posers, and wouldn't be caught dead hangin' with a surfer. aka...low riders

the dog???...a happy mutt


richzombie Feb. 21, 2012 @ 12:51 p.m.

thank you nanster these posts do have a life all their own ...

the dog - maybe i should have phrased it - a lovable huggable lug


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