Sunday, June 30, 2002


=== RIP Jim ===
  by Genki   元気

An hour or a few minutes

My day is disturbed
By a telephone call.

It seems a waste of time-
small talk.
Why not conveniently email
Or write a letter?

Our mutual antics
Your many adventures
Rich, funny, concerned & observant

Today's call
Was my friend's brother
A nice introduction, but then:
"I have bad news..."

I imagined the gist
before it was said.
Yet such a lurking threat
we never spoke about.

My friend would have laughed
and snorted.

Personal destruction, beyond mention,
extinguishes further discourse.