“For my late friend” was published in Short and Twisted (Celapene Press) last year.
for my late friend
i’m weary of the euphemisms
friends keep saying you’ve passed
like it was a test
meanwhile most of you went up in flames
and we’re all breathing in your molecules
on a daily basis
our conversations and your smiles
exist only in my synapses.
you were always punctual
so why do they keep calling you late?
let’s face it you’re never going
to get here
Two audio versions of My late friend:
rob walker: spoken word / production
Stefan Kartenberg – bass and beats
Admiral Bob – beats, guitar and rhodes
billraydrums – drums
Andrew Wainwright – piano, strings and horn
Aussens@iter – guitar
robwalkerpoet – spoken word
speck – production
As always, thanks fellow collaborators and ccmixter.org