Visiting with Jeff

It’s been a long time since we were together Visiting with Jeff And other old friends in the cemetery Who no longer need wings to fly That old song came on the radio As we rolled slowly through the bones And over in the distance, Through the haze of the incinerated west, Stands the cityContinue reading “Visiting with Jeff”

Do Not Go Gentle

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, theContinue reading “Do Not Go Gentle”

For Remembering Mary

Another day is cocked and ready to fly Yesterday another somebody died but this somebody knew me when I was young She saw you come into this world and held your father’s hand to help him cross the street when he was a child Those were the days before The sky, appropriately somber, greets another desperateContinue reading “For Remembering Mary”

The Specter of Certain Death

I The specter of certain death raises its head again but this time it’s as a punch line. We can share a laugh with nothing more than eye contact now. How could something as heartless as time perform such a sweet service? II The best of us have flaws while the worst carry the seedsContinue reading “The Specter of Certain Death”

Marie Jeannotte Enger – Rest In Peace

People die Of course We all will But the loss of some people is harder to take than others. To a child, the world is filled with a confusing array of people – those who are like us are called kids, and those who are not like us are called adults. Then there are peopleContinue reading “Marie Jeannotte Enger – Rest In Peace”