My Brother was a Nazi

November 17, 2015

Jack Yufe 1933-2015 What could the odds be? How could it be true? One brother a Nazi, the other a Jew? But that’s not even half of the tale of these kin: Oscar and Jack were identical twins Divorce brought diversity that most children lack,    Oskar in Germany, Trinidad for Jack Jack was Jewish … Read More

Social Ease 1997-2015

November 16, 2015

Social Ease 1997-2015 You were always there for me You never let me guess I wasn’t always fair, you see I used you to impress Beautiful, bright, reliable as the kick that is champagne My social life was viable you made me witty and urbane I recall when you departed: in the middle of a … Read More

Farmers Market

November 15, 2015

  Northampton Farmers Market  May 2 – November 14, 2015 Winter was gone      May an easy chair for us         Sunny days a prayer to us            You were bouquet and asparagus Our love was young      So were you Days grew long     … Read More

Hate RIP Zero-2015

November 14, 2015

Hate – RIP –  Zero to 2015 Remember when we thought the world was ending? Scores lay dead in Beirut and Paris We thought the wound was beyond our mending and no longer could we bear this We watched in cafes and kitchens, saying nothing new We wept, raged as wisdom walked away from view … Read More

Charles Herbert 1948-2015

November 12, 2015

Charles Herbert 1948-2015 Part One He was discovered while riding a bus he was four, out with his mom overnight star, his parents flush what could possibly go wrong? He didn’t eat the daisies with Doris Day Was at the OK Corral with Kirk Douglas The pay was amazing, he was on his way what … Read More

Melissa Mathison 1950-2015

November 7, 2015

Melissa Mathison 1950-2015 “She liked epiphanies,” Steven Spielberg recalled As she became history maybe mystery enthralled “E.T. phone home” was everywhere it seemed She didn’t know but she made the first meme From Oz to Odyssey, many times told seems odd to me how it never gets old but if in the retelling the phrasing has … Read More