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Category Archives: Losing People

This End Up – a poem

You once told me you’d end up in a cardboard refrigerator box under an overpass. “Oh Neil” I laughed. You loved to make me laugh.   You tucked me in … Continue reading

January 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Bert Sommer – Discovering Woodstock’s Lost Treasure

    When you think about Woodstock, who comes to mind? Well, yes, the Who—and Jimi and Janis and Richie and Sly, Santana and Canned Heat and Arlo and . … Continue reading

August 7, 2018 · 7 Comments

Darla’s Ashes

The four of us gathered at the river’s edge, and, each with a scoop of fine ash the color of an oyster shell, released Darla into the water. Her last … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 · 3 Comments

Darla

    Darla and I have been friends since seventh grade—our last names both began with “W,” putting us together in the back of homeroom. My other friends at the … Continue reading

April 2, 2016 · 5 Comments

Martha

Learning that Martha was dead came as a jolt from the blue–not just because the evening air was so perfectly laden with the scent of lilac, or because the news … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · 29 Comments