January 5th, 2007


extracts from last night

a friend of his recently committed suicide
-- his son had died in iraq
his wife was very distant from him for the last few years anyway
it was just a few months after they buried his son
that he shot himself in the head

at his memorial service
the pastor said
this had happened many times in the last few years.

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he told me he'd only had sex with 3 people in the last twenty years.
he told me he never cared too much what somebody thought about him
the music he made, though: that's a different story
and i took this genuinely
and admired his devotion to the etherial art of sound
yet the reason he came to me
was for the realm of the body
which he could not stop thanking me
for escorting him back into.