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Saturday, March 12, 2011

A slight departure

A close friend of mine died this week. His name is Will McDermott. I wrote a poem to remember him.

My friend Will died today.
He died on Friday but I found out
today and so became real to me.

I felt him go, like a great hand
wafted the memories of him out of
my mind.

He had memories of me, of a different
time, and me as a different person.
That part of me went with him.

We keep each other alive.

A boy died today,
and the great world spins- and spins- and spins- and spins.

The sun came up this morning. He died on
Friday and I didn't find out until
Sunday.

The world exhaled; right before it
takes another breath, a life goes out.
A million more pour in, but I don't
know any of their names.