A Good Friend Has Gone Back to the Cosmos

Only Bread, Only light

A Good Friend Has Gone Back to the Cosmos

Meanwhile down here winter birds peck the frozen leaves and someone who looks like me has turned up in a news photo about mistaken identity and crime and good old Rachmaninoff is playing on the radio. The clock is like an indifferent house cat.

I hope when my time comes I’ll be able to say farewell to my hands.


“Music is enough for a whole lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.” Rachmaninoff


Green feathers in memory—transatlantic shipboard, 1958, old woman’s hat.
What’s winter for? To remember ocean going hats…


Snow, apple branches, the neighborhood quiet.
A good friend has gone back to the cosmos.


Trace the music with your fingers while you can.

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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