Ball&Chain

Half Moon Bay 2013

Half Moon Bay 2013

“BALL & CHAIN”

This dated phrase originates from the early 1800’s when a prisoners shackled ankle restraint worsened the agony of sentence by the weight of an iron ball. This method of imprisonment later became an expression describing a Wife’s/Girlfriends strong hold on her Husband/Boyfriend. Usually, “Old Ball and Chain” is jokingly used although sometimes it can come across as a derogatory comment towards an overbearing partner regulating activities. This phrase can also describe a persons burden to their job for which employment elsewhere seems unattainable and current position remains tolerable to stress. Why am I writing this? My divorce was filed; officially….

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j2lvrIbecEs&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dj2lvrIbecEs

Janice Joplin: Ball&Chain

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Oh Sea!

Half Moon Bay 2013

Oh Sea!
Ripple tears & island grains,
Lashing sandy cheeks with shards of glass and mollusk shells.
I, alike a freckle of pearl
Rounds this soft face & flawed iridescence.

Oh Seashell!
Crystallized & fisherman knives
Slitting lips exposing pearls salt-watered worth.
I, alike the handle of blade
Holding open shell & revealing baroque.

Oh Seaman!
Spreading oceans & sailing hemp
Netting treasures along Pacific rims to highest bidders.
I, alike the captains insignia
Emblem like maritime helm & pearl dry.

 

Photography and Poetry Credits by Jeni

Half Moon Bay&Sausalito Waterrrs

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4/13/13  Whale watching cancelled again, so here we are wandering!

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I need one of these….

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Famous surf spot Mavericks just around that bend!

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Thanks Trisha for my photo! See more pics on my instagram @jenimenew

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Too cute!

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Sausalito offered a great dock walk.

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For those of you who know me, I love an interesting sculpture!

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Just calming.