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Remembering Michael

It’s time to read
and hear the backfire
of camaraderie & wine
at this late-night
reading queer
gig
all heart murmurs
whiskey & lipstick
It’s time
to fill up
on Jesus, Mary & Jericho Brown
trinity of gospels
mouth to mouth
resurrection
Though you are dead
Michael
almost 30 years
nephew-brother
it’s time
Only 6 months
between us
but
a distance of sky miles
You would have loved their words
Samuel Ace & Gregg Shapiro
but your press
stopped printing
ink for blood
A thousand paper cuts
and fire
which burned
the anthology
in my heart

  Lenny DellaRocca