For Mike & his new Book

Beautiful city faces of the dead
Burning lovely bones
Courageously played in d minor 
Lonely troubadours paying dues
For the planet spinning sideways
Gone but not surrendered…
Chalk white bone
Ashed and thrown
Scattered amongst the asphalt
Or secretly kept in urns
No way out of this vortex
A quartet of emotion!
A pint of compassion!
Producing the eventual uniqueness
Of love.
You had the raw edge
         flip side of hard is soft
         flip  side of hard is soft
I was one of the fortunate
Who witnessed the soft
Behind the flip side;
Beautiful city faces of the dead
Courageously played in d minor

Joie Cook,
February 2010

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painting of Vampire Mike Kessal

painting and text from back cover of book