I know it's a modern world, but I'm obsolete and proud to be...and it's hard, being a bloke, to say, "I love you" to another bloke.
Nonetheless...I love you, Joe, even though we only met through the blogosphere.
Cheers, mate. Sorry you got the chop. See you in the smoke.
RIP Joe Siccardi, December 14, 2020
And now you are but memory,
receding to the past,
proof again of certainty
that beauty cannot last
upon the hard and bitter shore,
the emblem of our fallen place,
so far from the Golden Door,
so far from shining grace.
I do not want to see your smile
fade in mists of yesterday
as every passing hour and mile
forbid my breaking heart to stay
to bask in your warm company
on this side of Eternity.