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Culture & Criticism From the Far Distant Realms

In Memoriam: Michael McClure

A Trembling In the Wind

(Mike McClure Just Died)

(looking)

For that book

With picture

Of you

On a Harley

(be)

Side a poem

About a jewel

Called the moon

(when)

I discovered

Quite by accident

That you

Died yesterday

(suddenly)

All the

Way numb

(struck)

By the irony

Of moments

Locked in

The wind

(struck)

By memories

(way)

You gave

Me confidence

To think

 (pearl)

Sick flames

Into dreams

(way)

You taught me

That the

Next reckoning

Will bring

The next bucket

Of words

(way)

You remembered

To pay tribute

To everything

A rose feels

When it weeps

Over the fangs

Of just

Dug graves…

by John Aiello

May 6, 2019

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