West Coast Image

by jhon baker

A good, longtime, friend of mine sent this photo to me – taken from his cellphone. I am in love with it. I haven’t seen my friend in nearly a decade, he smartly left Illinois and has made a life for himself by greater beaches – I’d known him since we were both small, both naive, both hungering for a greater tomorrow and freedom. I think of him often, without heartbreak, as ours is an unspoken commitment of kinship.
This image is from the younger brother I never had. and it’s poem is building within me as we speak…

3 Comments to “West Coast Image”

  1. How lucky are you to have a friend like that.

  2. Such beauty — and casual cruelty. 🙂 A snapshot clearly taken by someone standing outdoors — probably without boots on! And a hat? Hell no! He doesn't need to wear a hat!! He was smart! Moved to California!

    Man. This winter's gotten long, hasn't it?

    Greetings from Mpls,


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