Friday, April 13, 2012

55 - Burning calories Eating breakfast

Image by StarsApart

Cows are happy,
chickens ecstatic
& the pigs,

     content to muck in the same shit
     they always do

whole farms erupt
& farmers---don't know
what to do with themselves

because we chose
breakfast in bed

     (seconds...
        & thirds...)

we might need to wait
for a late lunch

or the government
might just tax this.

Tell a story in 55 words. Give it a try or just read more, go see g-man.


After lunch today, I will be traveling to Richmond to perform tonight at Art 6 (downtown). If you live in Richmond, I would love to meet you. If not, I will catch up with you when I return tomorrow night.

79 comments:

Mary said...

Breakfast in bed is a good thing! Enjoy your reading in Richmond..wish I lived in the area!

Daniel said...

That is the good stuff, huh?

Grace said...

I love breakfast in bed.

Enjoy your time in Richmond ~

DJan said...

Oh, the BEST. No, the best part is the "we" in the breakfast. Everything is better shared. :-)

Who Is Afraid Of Miss Lovett? No, Mrs.Lovett... said...

Hi! Brian...
Nice use Of 55 words...Tks, for sharing and I hope you enjoy yourself [while reading] in Richmond... too!

[I'm so out Of here because it's Friday the 13th and I'm very "superstitious..."

I'm also glad this isn't the 13th comment...LOL]
deedee :-D

MorningAJ said...

If they start taxing breakfast in bed I'm in trouble! Best part of the weekend.

Enjoy your trip.

happygirl said...

I love room service and breakfast in bed. It's one of my favorite luxuries. I hope you got to do this. :)

izzy said...

I love how you bring the farmers into it! (and the creatures of course) sometimes mine have to wait a little, not because of breakfast in bed but reading and writing!
Enjoy your trip-

Other Mary said...

Yum! ;-)

Pearl said...

Wish I were anywhere near you. Would love to hear you live.

Pearl

Chantel said...

So agree with Pearl. And awesome image--so much conveyed in the creases.

the walking man said...

Great constructive criticism piece Brian. Get the hell up out of the prone position, stand rise and set your hand to it.


Hit it out of the park tonight Brother. Anytime they do a corresponding web cast when you're reading would please give me some advance notice so I can set up and log in?

Claudia said...

smiles..nothing better than breakfast in bed where no toast and milk, coffe and eggs are needed..nice..

ayala said...

Nice :) enjoy your reading in Richmond :)

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

That kind of breakfast is definitely cheap and easy on the environment!

Paige said...

weel-done, thought-out and timely
concept, brian.

Bossy Betty said...

Great job! I have breakfast in bed every morning. (Shhh...don't tell!)

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Breakfast in bed, next to impossible with all my four legged bedmates!

Slamdunk said...

I hear sizzle when reading this one Brian...

Enjoy your weekend.

Brian Miller said...

betty you are blessed beyond your measure...hehe...

sharmishtha said...

loved the beginning of the poem :) and of course the rest of it.

Pat Hatt said...

Well as long as there are no crumbs
Except I think it is other drums
The kind that cause hums
And your favorite naked bums
That this could be about
Or maybe just breakfast trout
Isn't that yum
And then some..haha

Gloria said...

uhg Nobody give me breakfast in bed:(
I heard Richmond is beauty!

anthonynorth said...

It's been a long time since I had breakfast in bed. Savour it.

Valerie said...

Ah yes, I remember breakfast in bed. Do people still do that...grins. Hope all goes well at Richmond, wish I lived nearer.

Maggie May said...

Breakfast in bed???? No one shares that luxury here!
Wouldn't be surprised though if the Government didn't tax it!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Nezzy said...

Breakfast in bed??? What's that! Heeehehehe!!!

Mornins start early 'round here on the Ponderosa but I guess a girl can dream can't she?

Loved your 55 words man! I sure wish I was 'round the area to pop in on ya.

God bless and have yourself a marvelous weekend!!! :o)

moondustwriter said...

Living in the Ag belt I understand the woes of the farmer too well
They muck about alot to get us the trappings we conveniently gather at the super market

Best tonight Bri
and thanks for the encouragement my friend...

hedgewitch said...

seconds and thirds of what the pigs are mucking in...I'm with you 55 ways from Sunday here, boss.

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

I have never experience bfast in bed... :-(

Good for you Sir Brian... Have a great weekend ahead...

JJRod'z

Nikki Rules said...

Breakfast in bed... a close second to dipping a chocolate chip cookie in a warm bowl of hot chocolate.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

That explains why I just finished breakfast and am still hungry! *VEG* Have a super trip. Make lots of friends - I know you will.

Maggie said...

Oh yes! breakfast no such thing like it! ;) Have a safe trip!

Alice Audrey said...

If the government COULD tax it, they already would.

flaubert said...

How I miss breakfast in bed *sigh*, it is a foreign concept here in Mexico.This made me a little homesick. You are going to a reading? How awesome, Brian, enjoy yourself.

Pamela

Sue said...

The government better stay out of that kind of breakfast!

;)

She Writes Here Now said...

I like breakfast in bed and suspect farmers do too :).

Hope your Richmond performance goes well! How fun to meet other bloggers. Maybe someday in Portland :)!

Nara Malone said...

Mmm...sounds like a recipe I could get behind. Taking the battery out of the smoke detector and heading back to bed.

G-Man said...

Say Hi to Jeff Davis for me
Loved your 55 Son
Thanks for breakfast, and have a Kick Ass Week End

Magpie said...

If you have too many breakfasts in bed (is that possible?), you might just throw our whole economy out of whack...wait a minute...I think I know what the economical problems are now. :) Wink, wink.

Fred Rutherford said...

Hey good luck at the gig tonight. I've been to Richmond a couple times, but sadly neither time got a chance to see much of the city. Did see a hockey game though, as our hotel was across the street from the arena. Definitely would've stopped by if I was around. again, you did a great job maximizing content in 55. great job. Thanks

Myrna R. said...

Too bad so many actually skip breakfast. Right?

Wish I lived in Richmond. I'll be with you in spirit. Good luck.

Mama Zen said...

That's living right, Brian!

Good luck tonight!

Tara Miller said...

I LOVE breakfast in bed.....with you ;) Know you'll rock the house tonight in Richmond!!!

Jannie Funster said...

I'll have a combo plate of everything but the taxes!

And you will be AWESOME tonight!!

xo

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Makes me wonder who the -real- pigs are, really.

Daydreamertoo said...

You lucky >we<
Breakfast in bed and no crumbs to have to deal with. Some people do have their cake and eat it to ;)
Have a great night at the reading. Knock 'em dead with your works :)

FrankandMary said...

Wolfgang Puck makes some wonderful Breakfast in Bed coffee.

chromapoesy.com said...

Sustain a comminuted fracture of the tibia (sorry, still excited over the science prompt)! Break a leg :).

Unknown Mami said...

Breakfast in bed would almost be worth the tax.

California Girl said...

Richmond, Va? I lived there in the Eighties. Have we had this discussion before?

Rebecca S. said...

Oh that Richmond. Too bad! There's one very near here, a suburb of Vancouver. Good luck tonight!

Rachel Hoyt said...

Hehe. Sounds like a yummy breakfast! :)

Shrinky said...

Ooooh, how I would so love to make that reading!

Loved the wonderful picture this conjured of all the farmhouse consternation caused by the farmer having a lazy lie-in, with breakfast in bed..

Wander said...

I am with She on that... Portland would be a good place for your verse...I have never heard any of my pieces spoken...except in my head.

and I love that kind of breakfast...seconds and thirds and a double side of that....

Wander

Lydia said...

It'll be taxed if they find a way, that's for sure!

Sorry to be away from the rounds lately. Missed doing dVerse this week and will be back to read yours later.

Anonymous said...

LYDIA is informing way more than that.
She got that HOLOPM she has to do " PIGGLY WIGGLY" for.
( CREACREA)
And then, there's that LEDSCOW.
( Not to he confused with MOOMEN- DAARY- CADDLE.)
So if y'all look up FTECTOTE, it'll take you to where we are approx. , in the scripts for " Kansas Kings".
GANGAND- UDEAD- ORGEUN.

rebecca said...

tell me this included dancing....
perhaps the sound of your voice
all the music needed.

Vicki Lane said...

Seconds AND thirds? You'll be too tired to perform tonight. Or were you talking about food . . . never mind...

Chris said...

Love the beginning with the farm creatures and farmers, and how you segued into breakfast in bed. (Yum!) Just wait; one day there'll be a tax on writing poetry. Ha.
Wish I could be in Richmond for your reading.

The Constant Complainer said...

Dude, have fun in Richmond and have a great weekend.

farmlady said...

Hope Breakfast was fantastic!
Best to you on at the reading. Would love to be there.

Brandee Shafer said...

lmk when you return to R. I live 30 mins away but am out of state.

momto8 said...

have fun in Richmond!

haikulovesongs said...

did you record your performance?

hope you had a fabulous time, Brian!

and LOVE breakfast in bed!

haikulovesongs said...

did you record your performance?

hope you had a fabulous time, Brian!

and LOVE breakfast in bed!

tattytiara said...

I think it's time for a Canadian tour, dude - get up here!

Dave King said...

Delicious. The last couplet the icing on the cake. I really enjoyed this.

Ravenblack said...

The world would possibly turn on its head if you don't wait for late lunch, judging by the effect on the animals and farmers. :) The govt would just tax anything to reduce what they deem excessive.

If only I am in Richmond, I will most certainly go to your performance.

Adura Ojo said...

The way pretty much everything is taxed these days, I wouldn't be surprised to see breakfast in bed or even the air we breathe taxed. And of course the fat cats would continue to get richer - they don't pay per ratio anywhere near as much as the average Joe pays.

I like it when you go out on a limb on your social commentary, Brian.

SueAnn Lommler said...

I never liked breakfast in bed...don't like the crumbs in the sheets. And it isn't comfortable to half-lay half-sit there and try to eat. Ha!
Well versed Brian
Hugs
SueAnn

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Excellent prose- hope your reading went well yesterday!

Lorraine said...

that's what I do when I'm thrown against the wall, I dance

sharmishtha said...

shubho nabobarsho! Happy New year! May God bless you with everything nice in the world, now and forever.

Syd said...

Nice to have those seconds and thirds! Have a good trip, dude.

PattiKen said...

Brian, ssshhh! Don't even think about that tax. "They" might read your mind.

Laurie Kolp said...

Yummy... and I hope you had a good time reading.

Glenn Buttkus said...

Nothing like the smell of a frying 55
early of a morning; this one does descend,
or gets down with boundless brevity;
like the transitions, the economy
married to breadth of imagination;
nice 55.

Goofball said...

the government might tax that? Huh, how did you come up with that association?