Tag Archives: loss

Metal Storm

For upcoming Memorial Day – second in a series of Toritto’s war poetry Summer sun reflected off a wheel chair holding half the soldier he used to be in half the body he used to have the dent above his left … Continue reading

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Matchbox Car

  You find it when your old life is gone moving dressers, peering under the bed trying to make some sense of it all through cobwebs, mites and cat hair furniture and lamps a most familiar room where someone else … Continue reading

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We Might Have Gone to England

A Promise I Didn’t Keep – Carpe diem! We might have gone to England British Air in business class spent Summer time in Westminster placed flowers at the cenotaph. . Windsor, Bath and Stonehenge Cotswolds, Stratford, see King Lear You … Continue reading

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Quo Vadis?

Therefore we commit his body to the ground earth to earth ashes to ashes dust to dust And his tears fell like the rain as he embraced his wife and younger son touching his lips to the casket of his … Continue reading

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Into Exile

I walk the old streets and realize they tore down the Endicott Theater to put up a savings bank in the same space where Poppa and I saw “Blood and Sand”. And Fat Tony’s Luncheonette where we’d stroll for a … Continue reading

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Sons – Part 4 of 4

Michael The doctors spoke to them about a “degenerative disorder of the nervous system” and how infants with the disease seem perfectly normal at birth. The test for a definitive diagnosis could only be done at Albert Einstein Hospital in … Continue reading

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Moment of Perfection

One of my more popular pieces from 2015 I don’t recall which day it was of the thousands I have lived when I realized that nothing lasts and what a shame it was that perfection is for just a moment … Continue reading

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