Monday, February 2, 2015


mid winter.
Ground hog day.
Marmot day in Alaska.

I watch Bill Murray
fall in love with Andy McDowell
again and again and again.

Awaking to yesterday
morning for 365 days.
What do you do with
yesterday over and over?

You wail and moan.
You beg for help.
You rage and rob a bank.
You resign and try suicide,
repeatedly and unsuccessfully.
You learn to play the piano.
You learn how good it
feels to help others.
You fall in love with inner beauty.
You try to make them love you.
You finally learn to let go
and love comes to you
and life moves on.

Lizette Estelle Stiehr

February 3, 2011