Arrieta-Joy, Brendan. “Beachcomber”, Boston College, 2004. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/457.
Poetry is hidden underneath metaphors and similes, just waiting to be uncovered by the blank pages of journals and a poet's imagination. When poetry appears like a lost pen in a coat pocket, the words become fire and can only be cooled by the breath of waves. My poems are an experience of finding my way through two different worlds. The first world is one of inauthenticity. I walk through the falseness of empty jugs and confining places, yet I am not stuck in these confines because I can escape to nature. When I leave the cities and roads, I feel the cold air invigorating me to find my origins. These poems travel with me through emotions, laughter, satire, anger, and then finally they reach a space of spirituality and peace. I want to continue walking with the beachcomber and pick up the pieces of poetry under the seaweed and driftwood.