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In Memoriam: Michael McClure

A Trembling In the Wind

(Mike McClure Just Died)


For that book

With picture

Of you

On a Harley


Side a poem

About a jewel

Called the moon


I discovered

Quite by accident

That you

Died yesterday


All the

Way numb


By the irony

Of moments

Locked in

The wind


By memories


You gave

Me confidence

To think


Sick flames

Into dreams


You taught me

That the

Next reckoning

Will bring

The next bucket

Of words


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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